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Artificial Intelligence, 5G and the Future Balance of Power

Artificial Intelligence, 5G and Quantum computing will profoundly change our human interactions. These technologies will become the most important emerging advancements in the next 10 to 20 years. Our current world order is already challenged by rising powers with these technologies and it is crucial for Germany and the EU to improve their global competitiveness and tap into the vast potential of AI, 5G and big data. Thus, geopolitical and economic supremacy will be determined by those powers who manage AI and 5G.

How Digital Tech Can Help Fix Cambodia's Broken Education and Healthcare Systems

Riccardo Corrado & Patchanee Tungjan

It is widely recognized that education plays the most important role in the social development of a nation and for this reason it has also been described as one of the best elements for nurturing the basic needs for human development and escaping poverty. The two authors dive deeper into the topic and link it to e-governance.


Der Tod von General Soleimani und seine Folgen

Wahrnehmung und Reaktionen im Nahen und Mittleren Osten

In den frühen Morgenstunden des 3. Januar 2020 wurde Qassem Soleimani, Kommandeur der Auslandseinheit der Iranischen Revolutionsgarden, durch einen US-Drohnenangriff bei Bagdad getötet. Das Regime in Teheran schwor blutige Rache. Ob mit dem iranischen Beschuss von US-genutzten Militärbasen im Irak der Nacht zum 8. Januar – und Trumps Verzicht auf militärische Vergeltung – die Eskalationsspirale wirklich endet, bleibt offen.


Österreich mit neuer Regierung

Bericht zur türkis-grünen Regierung

Am 7. Januar 2020 wurde die neue Regierung unter Sebastian Kurz in Wien vereidigt. Sie stellt für Österreich ein Novum dar – die beiden Koalitionspartner sind die Volkspartei (ÖVP) und die Grünen.

A Special Relationship Between Two Democratic Powers (Indo-German Relations)

- by Prof. Brahma Chellaney

A paper on the special relationship that India and Germany have forged.


Bosnia and Herzegovina: Publication of the ''Priebe'' Report

A critical review of the report on the situation regarding rule of law in the judiciary of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The so-called ''Priebe'' Report, which had been eagerly expected by both the public at large and the judiciary of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was published on December 05, 2019 in Brussels. The report was compiled by several EU experts under the leadership of Reinhard Priebe (a German lawyer and a long-time employee of the EU Commission) ''in relation to rule of law issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina''. As expected, the report is critical, but it lacks concrete recommendations for action or reform steps.

Not Smart Enough: The Poverty of European Military Thinking on Artificial Intelligence

Supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Ulrike Esther Franke explores the paucity of European military thinking on the military implications of artificial intelligence. Recommending that the new Commission should pay increased attention to this aspect of AI, she warns that neglecting to do so might hinder future European security cooperation.

US and EU Strategies for Africa

A Report on “A Pathway Towards New Development Cooperation”

In recent years, Africa has demonstrated impressive economic growth, but it nevertheless remains a small market. With the world’s fastest growing population and labor force, Africa can scarcely afford not to sustain its high economic growth rates in order to avoid political instability. This report intends to expand the dialogue among the transatlantic partners to intensify collaboration with regard to development policy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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„Ein starkes Europa in einer Welt voller Herausforderungen“

Die kroatische EU-Ratspräsidentschaft

Vom 01. Januar bis zum 30. Juni 2020 wird Kroatien im Rat der Europäischen Union den Vorsitz innehaben. Während eines sechsmonatlichen Zeitraums wird das jüngste Mitgliedsland die Arbeit des Rates leiten. Der kroatische Vorsitz findet im Moment großer Wandel für die Europäische Union statt. Sie geschieht auch zu einem Zeitpunkt großer Herausforderungen, die der Ausstieg des Vereinigten Königreichs aus der Europäischen Union mit sich bringt.

Décentralisation du système éducatif et les enjeux de la qualification des services d’enseignement

Publikation der KAS in Marokko zum Thema Dezentralisierung und Bildungsreformen in Marokko

Le système éducatif soulève de nombreuses questions dans le contexte de la recherche d'approches possibles pour assurer la qualité des services d'éducation et de formation.

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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.