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"RiseUp4Rojava"

Der Konflikt in Nordsyrien und die Kurdensolidarität im Linksextremismus

Die militärischen Interventionen der Türkei in Nord- und Nordostsyrien seit 2016 bis heute dienten vornehmlich dazu, ein kurdisches Autonomiegebiet in Syrien zu verhindern. Ein solches hatte sich nämlich in den Wirren des syrischen Bürgerkrieges und im Zuge des erfolgreichen Abwehrkampfes gegen den „Islamischen Staat“ (IS) sukzessive herausgebildet – unter dem Namen „Rojava“. Dieses steht nicht nur für den kurdischen Wunsch nach Selbstverwaltung, sondern auch für eine sozialistisch-demokratische Utopie, die auf Seiten der demokratischen und extremistischen Linken international große Anerkennung findet. Das Thema „Kurdensolidarität“ ist mithin seit 2014 zu einem wichtigen emotionalen und strategischen Kampagnenschwerpunkt in der linksextremistischen Szene geworden. Neben den ethnisch-religiösen Spannungen zwischen Islamisten und Kurden und Türken und Kurden geht somit auch vom Linksextremismus ein latentes Bedrohungspotential für die innere Sicherheit in Deutschland aus, das unmittelbar mit den Geschehnissen in Nord- und Nordostsyrien verbunden ist.

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A WTO in crisis – but not at breaking point

World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) dispute settlement body suspended

The Appellate Body of the WTO, responsible for settling international trade disputes, has been unable to function since 11 December. The development marks the crumbling of a pillar of the multilateral trading order. What does this mean for the cross-border movement of goods and services, cooperation between states, and the organisation itself?

Community Context and Disaster Risk Reduction

A Review from the World Perspective for Community Preparedness

The publication by Chiang Mai University’s two academic centres – Urban Design and Environmental Studies Centre and Social Research Institute – will provide target readers, which consist of local government officials, community leaders, and citizens, knowledge and practical global case studies to be applied with local contexts. Moreover, the publication will act as one of media tools to increase public awareness in disaster risk reduction and to demonstrate a science-policy platform for the public policies as well as local practicality that derived from democratic decision-making value.

Rule of Law Handbook on Environmental Law (in Burmese)

This publication is part of our Rule of Law Handbooks series, and aims to inform a large audience about the international standards on environmental laws and Myanmar’s application of these. We hope to encourage more public participation on these issues in order for Myanmar’s sustainable development to be envisioned and carried out in an inclusive manner.

Rule of Law Handbook for Civil Society Organizations

Through this book, we aim to explain to readers the current state of laws related to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Myanmar. The chapters are written in a non-technical language to not limit the sharing of knowledge to experts, but instead, to reach out to a wider audience as the final objective is to contribute to the development of an informed population in Myanmar who could participate in the discussions on the role of CSOs in their country.

Rule of Law Handbook for Civil Society Organizations (in Burmese)

Through this book, we aim to explain to readers the current state of laws related to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Myanmar. The chapters are written in a non-technical language to not limit the sharing of knowledge to experts, but instead, to reach out to a wider audience as the final objective is to contribute to the development of an informed population in Myanmar who could participate in the discussions on the role of CSOs in their country.

Rule of Law Handbook for Environmental Law

This publication is part of our Rule of Law Handbooks series, and aims to inform a large audience about the international standards on environmental laws and Myanmar’s application of these. We hope to encourage more public participation on these issues in order for Myanmar’s sustainable development to be envisioned and carried out in an inclusive manner.

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„Am schlimmsten wäre, wenn es wieder keine klaren Mehrheitsverhältnisse geben würde“

Felix Dane im kas.de-Interview über die britischen Unterhauswahlen am 12. Dezember 2019

Am 12. Dezember wählen die Briten frühzeitig ein neues Unterhaus. Premierminister Boris Johnson versucht damit nicht nur, sich vom Volk legitimieren zu lassen, sondern auch seine Position im Parlament zu stärken, um „seinen“ Brexit durchsetzen zu können, sagt Felix Dane. Der Leiter des Auslandsbüros der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in London spricht im Interview über den harten Wahlkampf, Johnsons Motive und die Auswirkungen möglicher Wahlausgänge.

Political Thought Nr.57

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Institute for Democracy "Societas Civilis" from Skopje would like to present you the fifty-seventh issue of the journal “Political Thought”.

SAIIA Futures: anticipating & preparing for major disruptors facing Southern Africa

South Africa has had a long tradition of undertaking scenario exercises at critical times in its history – from the Mont Fleur to the Dinokeng scenarios and now most recently the Idlulamithi scenarios in 2018. These have captured some of the key challenges that the country faces politically and economically.

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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.

Interviews

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

kurzum

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 www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.