Asset Publisher

Publications

Asset Publisher

Samuel Morazan auf Pixabay

Independence of the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) in danger?

The temporary suspension of a journalist, a five-hour stop and the question of who pulls the strings, where and why

It is the most serious crisis in the Bulgarian media landscape for a long time. For several days, the Bulgarian National Radio rules the headlines. The temporary transfer of a longtime presenter shows the political influence on the work of public service broadcasting in Bulgaria. The protest of colleagues and listeners, however, shows the awareness of being able to defend against it.

Vereinte Nationen

The High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development

Reviewing the Review Mechanism

The High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF), held at the level of heads of state and government, took place from 24 to 25 September 2019. It was the first meeting of the HLPF at this level since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in September 2015. In addition to the review of the current state of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this summit also served as opportunity to evaluate the HLPF with regards to its effectiveness as monitoring mechanism of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

drantcom / flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0

Österreich vor den Wahlen

Vorwahlbericht zu den Nationalratswahlen 2019

Am 29. September 2019 werden in Österreich die vorgezogenen Wahlen zum Nationalrat, dem österreichischen Parlament, abgehalten. Diese wurden nötig aufgrund eines auf Ibiza gedrehten Videos, das die Republik erschütterte. Infolge der Veröffentlichung entstand eine politische Krise, wie es sie in der Zweiten Republik Österreichs noch nicht gab. Knapp eine Woche vor den Wahlen, scheinen die Ergebnisse schon festzustehen – nicht aber, wie die nächste Regierung aussehen könnte.

Der Stand der fortgeschrittenen Dezentralisierung in Marokko

In der arabischen Publikation wird der aktuelle Stand der Dezentralisierung in Marokko ausführlich dargestellt.

Unklarer Wahlausgang

Neuwahlen in Israel enden in Pattsituation

Es hat nicht gereicht. Trotz aller Anstrengungen hat Premierminister Benjamin Netanjahu sein Ziel verfehlt, eine Mehrheit aus rechten und ultraorthodoxen Parteien in der Knesset zu bekommen. Damit zeichnet sich eine schwierige Regierungsbildung ab.

"Ein großer Teil der israelischen Bevölkerung findet, dass 10 Jahre Netanjahu genug sind"

Dr. Alexander Brakel im Interview zur Parlamentswahl in Israel

Nachdem im April schon einmal in Israel gewählt worden war, hat der erneute Urnengang wieder keinen eindeutigen Sieger hervorgebracht. Es gibt ein Patt zwischen der rechts-konservativen Likud-Partei von Benjamin Netanjahu und dem Mitte-Bündnis Blau-Weiß von Ex-Militärchef Benny Gantz. Beide Seiten können nicht allein regieren und müssen sich nach Koalitionspartnern umsehen. Der Leiter des Jerusalem-Büros der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Dr. Alexander Brakel, erläutert im kas.de-Interview das Wahlergebnis.

Against all odds

Journalists from Sahel meet in Niamey to discuss Media and Terrorism

Working as a journalist in the Sahel is a double challenge: Governments make the access to information difficult, terrorists and armed groups roaming in countries such as Niger, Mali, Mauretania, Ivory Coast and Nigeria threaten media people. KAS Media Africa invited more than 20 experts from ten countries to Niamey, the capital of Niger. Mohamed Bazoum, the Minister of Interior opened the conference and underlined the importance of the media in fighting terrorism.

Bundeskabinett beschließt neues Irak-Mandat

Das Bundeskabinett hat eine Verlängerung des Einsatzes deutscher Soldaten gegen die Terrormiliz Islamischer Staat beschlossen.

Am Mittwoch gab die Ministerrunde in Berlin grünes Licht für ein neues Irak-Mandat und den weiteren Einsatz der Bundeswehr als Teil der internationalen Anti-IS-Koalition. Die Stationierung deutscher Tornado-Aufklärer in Jordanien und der Einsatz von Tankflugzeugen für die Anti-IS-Koalition soll demnach nur noch bis zum 31. März 2020 verlängert werden. Die Ausbildungshilfe für Sicherheitskräfte im Irak soll dagegen um ein weiteres Jahr verlängert werden. Thomas Birringer, Leiter des Teams Naher Osten und Nordafrika der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, gibt im Interview eine Einschätzung zum aktuellen Stand.

KAS Indien

One Country, One Flag, One Constitution!

Special status of the Jammu and Kashmir revoked

The provisions of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) by giving it autonomy over internal administration of State, State’s own Flag and constitution, was read down through presidential order and thereafter a Bill of Reorganisation to convert J&K from a state of the Indian Union into two separate Union Territories (UTs) also sailed through with more than 2/3rd majority in both the houses (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) of Parliament (Had it been a constitutional amendment, even that would have sailed through!!). The state was divided into two Union Territories- J&K with an elected legislature including the area of POK and the Ladakh division including Aksai Chin but without legislature. This historic decision taken on 5th August 2019 also included deletion of Article 35A.

racken

“There’s a danger that things operating at machine speed can spin out of control.”

An Interview with Dr. Frank Sauer, Senior Researcher in Political Science at the Bundeswehr (Federal Armed Forces) University Munich

Asset Publisher

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.