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Germany and ASEM – Engagement and Expectations

Mark Hauptmann

In this article the author argues why Germany needs to reinforce its relations to Asia in order to keep pace in this rapidly changing world. He claims that bilateral partnership is not enough and that there is potential for enhanced institutionalized cooperation.

Introduction to Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)

Chheang Vannarith

The article provides an introduction to the publication "Cambodia's ASEM Chairmanship 2020. Small Country with Big Tasks.".

Is Europe’s Future in Asia?

The Asia-Europe Meeting as an Instrument of the Rules-Based Multilateral Order

The world order as we have known it for decades is in turmoil. Countries in Europe and Asia in particular have been profiting from the rules-based multilateral order which provided them with security and allowed them to prosper. Therefore, they are strongly affected by the current volatility. Instead of relying on other powers, countries in both regions should work together and proactively shape the future of multilateralism through the Asia-Europe Meeting.

Prospect of ASEM: A Bet on EU and ASEAN as Possible pPillars in Asian (Maritime) Security

Pierre Ferrebeuf & Dr Eric Frécon

In this article the authors argue that there has always been an underestimated legitimacy for the EU to be an actor in Asian security. If it will take to deepen first initiatives and finding new paths towards close cooperation, asserting that the EU has now the opportunity to take advantage of a new context.

Prospects on Cambodia’s Chairmanship of ASEM Summit 2020

Dr. Sok Siphana

In this article the author outlines the importance and expectations that come with hosting ASEM 2020 in Cambodia. He lists the benefits that ASEM holds for the country and why it is an important opportunity. Furthermore, he asks the question on what lies ahead leading to the Summit, since a lot of things are happening in the world at the present moment, such as growing economic uncertainties and destabilizing factors.

Behind the Scenes of Uganda’s Refugee Policy

A Field Report from Rhino Refugee Settlement

In a visit to Rhino Refugee Settlement, KAS and Hon. Andreas Lämmel had the opportunity to gather first-hand insights into Uganda’s globally applauded refugee policy. Despite huge numbers and restricted resources, the international laudatio seems justified with thorough organisational structures in place. A field report.

Collected Works of EHU Political Science Graduates

Politics and Society in Belarus

This is a joint publication of the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the European Humanities University and Belarus Country Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. This publication has been made possible thanks to the financial support of Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Sole responsibility for facts or opinions expressed in this publication lies with the authors. The European Humanities University and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation assume no responsibility either for the information contained in the publication or any subsequent use of it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.