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Who Holds Sovereignty Over the Internet?

Social Media and Democracy in Africa

In Africa, the continent with the greatest democratic deficits, the internet, and above all social media, offers new opportunities for civic participation, transparency and public access to information. Yet the initial euphoria about the emancipatory potential of social media is increasingly being tempered by scepticism. It is hard to ignore the internet’s dark side, such as the spread of hate speech and fake news. Meanwhile, Africa’s autocratic regimes are becoming more adept at instrumentalising social media to serve their own ends.

Buchpräsentation "Wie Wahlen manipuliert werden"

Am Montag, dem 9. März 2020, wurde das Buch "Wie Wahlen manipuliert werden" von den Autoren Nic Cheesman & Brian Klaas präsentiert, das von der Konrad- Adenauer- Stiftung Albanien und Politiko auf Albanisch veröffentlicht wurde.

Regulating Artificial Intelligence in South Asia: Projections for the Future

Special Report on Artificial Intelligence

The India-EU Partnership: A New Era of Multilateral Cooperation

- by Aastha Kaul

Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung hosted the India-EU-Germany Dialogue on Effective Global Governance: A New Era of Multilateral Cooperation. The Dialogue carried an Indian delegation to exchange views on the future of multilateralism. The delegation visited three key European cities namely Geneva, Brussels & Berlin, each home to significant institutions that undergird the international governance architecture, where discussions explored potential avenues for India-EU multilateral cooperation on international, European, and bilateral levels.

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Weekly overview of developments in multilateral Geneva on COVID-19

(9 March - 12 March)

The WHO has classified the coronavirus illness COVID-19 as a pandemic - and is ask-ing member states to take an aggressive and offensive approach in order to stop its spread. Other Geneva based organisations are publishing reports on the initial eco-nomic consequences of the crisis. In the meantime, high-profile multilateral meet-ings in Geneva have been cancelled.

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Der Pariser Salon de l’Agriculture

Die Internationale Landwirtschaftsausstellung – Salon de l’Agriculture – öffnete vom 22. Februar bis zum 1. März ihre Tore. Das Pariser Pendant zur Berliner „Grünen Woche“ ist ein Schaufenster für die französische Landwirtschaft zwischen „Terroir“ und Technologie.

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Between Habit and Legislation: Land Rights in West Africa

Approaches for the implementation of women's land rights in Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo

The majority of the population in Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo lives from agriculture and livestock. The legal framework for land management is characterised by a dualism between state laws and traditional customary rights. Local customary laws still mainly govern the ownership, use and transfer of land. Only a few small farmers are officially registered as landowners at state level. In this context, women have de facto no secure access to land – despite legal equality and their key role in agriculture. In order to strengthen the process of implementation of modern land laws and thus the economic role of women and food security, an in-depth dialogue and close cooperation between the women directly concerned, civil society organisations, customary and religious authorities, public authorities and other policymakers is necessary.

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ESKOM – Südafrikas Gretchenfrage

Afrikas größter Energieproduzent in der Krise

Die südafrikanische Energiekrise ist kein neues oder unvorhergesehenes Problem. Seit den 1950er Jahren wurden gravierende politische und wirtschaftliche Entscheidungen getroffen, die im aktuellen Status quo resultieren.


The next digital decade – Policy approaches from Asia

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Digital Asia Hub invite scholars and practitioners of all stages of career and from various disciplines to contribute their lessons to inform policy.

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DEFENDER-Europe 20 – Sicherheit nur mit den USA erreichbar

Das Manöver „DEFENDER-Europe 20", das zur Zeit bis Juli 2020 in Europa und hier insbesondere auch in und mit Deutschland stattfindet, wird in den verschiedenen beteiligten Ländern sehr unterschiedlich interpretiert. Generell ist festzuhalten, dass es ein wichtiger Baustein in der Sicherheitsarchitektur an der Grenze der NATO zu Russland ist. Die psychologische Wirkung für die Bündnisstaaten Polen, Litauen, Lettland und Estland besteht darin, dass ihre Sicherheitsargumentationen Gehör finden. Das Manöver dient somit der Selbstvergewisserung der Handlungsfähigkeit und der Geschlossenheit des Bündnisses. Was heißt das konkret?

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Facts and Findings

Selected contributions to the series with international relevance

The series informs in a concentrated form about important positions of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on current topics. The individual issues present key findings and recommendations, offer brief analyses, explain the Foundation's further plans and name KAS contact persons.


International Reports

Journal for international issues, foreign policy and development cooperation

International Reports (IR) is the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung's periodical on international politics. It offers political analyses by our experts in Berlin and from more than 100 offices across all regions of the world. Contributions by named authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editorial team.

EPP Party Barometer

The Situation of the European People's Party in the EU

The EPP Party Barometer illustrates the current situation of the EPP party family in the EU. On a non-regular basis, it provides a concise overview of current election results, polls from the member states and the composition of the party family.


In our series "Interviews", talks and discussions are held with experts from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. on various topics.


Concise, reduced to the essentials, but always highly topical. In our series "kurzum", our experts summarise an issue or problem on a maximum of two pages.

Country Reports

Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.

Event Reports

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.