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Lessons from the stress test

What the EU has learned – and still needs to learn – from the refugee crisis

Over the last 20 months, the EU has come under a great deal of criticism regardingits response to the refugee crisis. From outside of Europe, the EU has been accusedof a lack of political will and common purpose. However, the external criticism wasexceeded by far by the opposition from some of the Member States and its exaggerateddepiction as a policy of non-compliance by some of the media.Contact to the authors: Christina.Krause@kas.de; Olaf.Wientzek@kas.de

Christians in Syria

Current Situation and Future Outlook

Syria is said to be a secular country which guarantees religious freedom. While that has never been the case, the country’s Christians were able to live their faith without experiencing any serious problems up to 2010. Many church leaders hope that situation will return, as do many Christians. The civil war has already cost over 500,000 lives, 6.5 million Syrians are now internally displaced persons and there are almost 5 million refugees. The number of Christians has dropped by half. They have fled the war, the regime and the Islamists. Will they return to Syria once the conflict is over?

Political Parties in Jordan

A Historical and Analytical Perspective 1921 - 2016

This book was written together with the Al-Quds Center for Political Studies.

Glimmer of hope for the Common Security and Defence Policy

One of the priorities of the EU is a commitment to enhanced cooperation in the area of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). The process initiated in September 2016 to further strengthen the CSDP includes pragmatic measures. In view of the security policy challenges the EU is facing, the proposals only represent a small step in the long run. Further steps in both institutional and operational terms are required to turn the CSDP into an effective instrument.

Zika and Ebola: What we should learn from health crises

Health crises such as Ebola and Zika will be the rule rather than the exception. The international community should adapt to this reality and implement the far-reaching reforms developed after the Ebola crisis. It would be a mistake to orient reforms in global health policy too strictly on an Ebola-specific scenario. Zika has shown that every health crisis presents different challenges. Germany has assumed a leadership role in global health policy in recent years and can make a significant contribution with its partners to strengthen the international health architecture.

Women's Role in Jordanian Political Parties

This book was written together with the Al Quds Center for Political Studies.

Parties and Parliamentary Experience in Jordan and Morocco

This book contains two papers submitted in a workshop co-funded by the European Union and organised throughout the period December 1st-3rd, 2016 in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Jordan's Center for Civic Education.

Global Emissions Reduction

Motivators, Obstacles and the Role of Germany

Results of a comparative survey of experts in China, India, Russia and the USA. The report shows that there are many differences between the four countries, but also some similarities. It particularly highlights the fact that preventing climate change is still not a major motivating factor when it comes to reducing emissions.

KAS PTD Newsletter Edition No 2 - October 2016

To give an overview on the current progress of the project “Partnership for Transformational Devolution (PTD)”, KAS and the PTD-Team is distributing a newsletter on a regularly basis. The document includes background information on the process of devolution and pictures from the activities implemented in the ten target Counties. This is for now the second edition of the newsletter.

The Impact of the Electoral Law and the Bylaw of the House of Representatives on Parliamentary Blocs

This book about the Electoral Law was prepared together with the Al Quds Center for Political Studies.

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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.