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Geneva Barometer

Developments in the Geneva-based international organizations between May and July 2019

Over the last few months, diplomats as well as staff members of international organizations in Geneva were kept on the move: in the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the International Labour Organization (ILO), numerous heads of states and governments came to Geneva. In addition, several high ranking meetings and conferences took place, such as the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) and the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council. Reports on the future of world trade (WTO), on land use and climate change (IPCC, „World Climate Council“) as well as on global refugee trends were looking at the future with concern.

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Die Bedeutung der baltischen Staaten

Im Interview mit Nils Wörmer zur strategischen Bedeutung des Baltikums

Diese Woche sind die Staatspräsidenten von Litauen und Lettland in Berlin zu Besuch. Nils Wörmer, Leiter des Teams Außen-, Sicherheits- und Europapolitik der KAS, zur Militärpräsenz Russlands und Deutschland in den baltischen Staaten.

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Ein Vierteljahrhundert Lukaschenka

Kein Staatschef in Europa ist schon so lange an der Macht wie er

Seit 1994 ist Aliaksandr Lukaschenka Präsident von Belarus. Das 25. Jubiläum seines Machtantritts am 20. Juli 2019 verging ohne Pomp. Dabei hat das autoritäre Staatsoberhaupt das unabhängige Belarus geprägt wie kein anderer.

"Salvinis Plan, schnell Neuwahlen zu erwirken, wird nicht aufgehen."

Caroline Kanter, Leiterin des Büros der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Rom, geht nicht von einem baldigen Urnengang in Italien aus, wie sie im Interview mit Radio Bremen erläuterte.

Koalition aus Fünf-Sterne-Bewegung und Lega war von Anfang an keine Wunschkonstellation

Caroline Kanter im Interview zur Regierungskrise in Italien

Italiens Lega-Chef Salvini fordert Neuwahlen. Die Zeichen stehen auf Krise. Die Leiterin des Rom-Büros der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung und Italien-Expertin, Caroline Kanter, erläutert im die Hintergründe der Krise und zeigt mögliche Szenarien auf, wie es weitergehen könnte.

Why so few?

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

It is no secret that the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are predominantly male with historically low women’s participation. The continued existence of gender disparity in STEM fields over the years has formed one of the major themes in social and academic investigation. Brian Mutebi and Owen Wagabaza explore some of the reasons behind the smaller numbers of women in STEM.

Is raising a family Mission Impossible for women in uniform?

A case of women in the Uganda Police Force

"As female police officers, we try as much as possible to make family life a priority. For starters, our earnings have to contribute to the family’s overall happiness and well-being. There, your efforts get to be appreciated,” says Anita. “And when it comes to finding balance, there will be sacrifices you have to make in your career for your family. However, it doesn’t mean you have to give up what you love. The most important thing is to find a satisfying career that allows you to be happy in all aspects of your life — especially at home withyour family,” she adds.

Kabake in Palabek

Strengthening Relations between Refugees and Host Communities in Uganda

It's a Friday afternoon in the dry month of March in Northern Uganda. Under the scorching heat of the sun, 300 South Sudanese refugees from Palabek Refugee Settlement site and their host community members gathered at Palabek Ogili Trading Centre to deliberate and critically reflect about both the challenges and opportunities embedded in the dynamic and the evolving nature of their relationships.

Policy Paper on Cybersecurity in the Middle East and North Africa

The expanding threat landscape of cyber-attacks in the MENA region amounts not only to high economic losses, but endangers critical infrastructure and bears considerable political costs. Effective cybersecurity requires new ways of thinking, ranging from approaching cyber security in a comprehensive way, to grasping its geopolitical potential and building a culture of cyber hygiene for human resources and the general public. This paper combines the key insights from the recent international KAS workshop on MENA cybersecurity with an analysis of MENA's most pressing issues and the essential current developments in cyber conflict.

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Politische Ungewissheit nach gescheiterter Regierungsbildung in Spanien

Weil Pedro Sánchez eine Alleinregierung und keine Koalition will, erleidet er zwei Abstimmungsniederlagen im Parlament beim Versuch seiner Wiederwahl zum Ministerpräsidenten. Um Neuwahlen im November zu verhindern, muss bis zum 23. September der Ministerpräsident gewählt sein.

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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.