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Doble criminalización en cantones de "alta peligrosidad" en Ecuador: un análisis in situ

Die KAS Ecuador präsentierte über die REESD dieses Paper, entwickelt von Katherine Herrera, Politikwissenschaftlerin, Internationalistin und Sicherheitsexpertin.

Die Debatte über organisierte Kriminalität und Gewaltkriminalität in Ecuador behandelt die doppelte Kriminalisierung: Erstens durch den Rückzug des Staates und das Fehlen effektiver Sicherheitsstrategien, und zweitens durch das Vorhandensein krimineller Gruppen in gefährdeten Gebieten, die junge Menschen für illegale Aktivitäten rekrutieren. Eine Studie in Provinzen wie Guayas und Manabí zeigt eine strukturelle und institutionelle Krise auf, die dieses Phänomen begünstigt.

“AI could be a game changer for strengthening Europe’s security” says Bulgarian MEP Eva Maydell

by Martina Kazakova

In the third interview on the upcoming European elections, our Alumna Fellow Martina Kazakova dives into the vast world of Artificial Intelligence. What role will AI play in EU security in the coming years? How will the EU's fundamental AI law be implemented across the EU? What is the place of media literacy in the fight against disinformation produced by AI technologies? We sought answers to these questions from Eva Maydell, Bulgarian MEP from the EPP Group. Maydell was first elected to the European Parliament in 2014 at the age of just 28, making her the youngest member of the EPP Group at the time. She was re-elected in 2019 and is serving her second term as an MEP. Maydell is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

KAS/Dambisa Dube

South African voters shifted support in 2024

South Africa’s 2024 national and provincial elections may appear to represent new electoral trends.

To the casual observer, the outcome of South Africa’s 2024 national and provincial elections, which herald a new era of national coalition governance, may appear to represent new electoral trends. But that is not the case.

Synergieeffekte für die Nachhaltigkeit

Biodiversität, Umwelt und Kreislaufwirtschaft

Die Expertin Lucie Tungul hat auf der Grundlage der Programmkonferenz der TOPAZ-Partnerorganisation eine einzigartige Publikation zum Thema „Aktuelle Herausforderungen im Bereich Umwelt, Klima und Energie“ erstellt.

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption in the Mediterranean

Synthesis Report and Future Perspectives

In this paper, Prof. Manfred Lange conducted a synthesis of papers published by KAS- REMENA as part of the series "Climate Change Mitigation in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Burgas Konnektivitätsforum 2024

Das von der KAS Bulgarien organisierte Burgas Konnektivitätsforum 2024 fand vom 29. bis 31.5. in Burgas statt. In diesem Jahr lag der Schwerpunkt auf dem Straßenverkehr in Europa.

2024 Halla Tómasdóttir

Iceland has a new President

With 80.8 % a very high voter turnout, 75% of the votes went to female candidates

A simple majority of 34.3% was enough to lead to the outcome on Saturday: Halla Tómasdóttir, 55 years old, a successful businesswoman with social commitment, becomes Iceland's 7th president since the country was founded in 1944. This year, Iceland celebrates 80 years since proclaiming independence from Denmark. All 12 candidates for the presidential election ran as independents, including Katrín Jakobsdóttir, until recently Prime Minister, crime writer and leader of the green-left movement, which is part of the current governing coalition. She only achieved second place with 25%, having long been the favourite for the position. She resigned from all her duties to run for president. The role of the Icelandic president is a representative one. In addition to appointing the prime minister and ministers, the president shares legislative power with parliament, as he has to sign laws and therefore has a veto. It is not the president's job to conclude agreements with foreign states. Nevertheless, he can open doors that facilitate agreements.


Mexico has voted

Clear balance of power

On June 2, the long-awaited presidential and parliamentary elections took place in Mexico, and thousands of political offices were also re-elected at state and municipal level. The preliminary results leave nothing to be desired in terms of clarity: Claudia Sheinbaum (MORENA), the candidate of the ruling coalition, will be the next and first female president of Mexico. According to projections, she is well ahead of the opposition candidate Xóchitl Galvez with 58% of the vote, who only achieved around 28%, while Jorge Máynez received around 10%. The government camp will also have clear majorities in both chambers of Congress. The opposition has to cope with a clear defeat: none of the intended changes of government in the gubernatorial elections in nine federal states were achieved. The comprehensively positive result for the government at this level, with a slightly reduced voter turnout, was not so clearly predicted by any opinion poll.

Mitigating the Mediterranean’s Climate Change Crisis

Egypt as a Case Study

In the fifth article of our series “Climate Change Mitigation in the Eastern Mediterranean,” Dr. Jauad El Kharraz explores Egypt's vulnerability to climate change impacts and the country's efforts towards adaptation and mitigation.

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Political system in Belarus

One nation – two new representative bodies?

In spring 2024, Belarusians had the “pleasure” of renewing two political bodies, both of which claim to represent the people, albeit in diametrically opposed ways: The All-Belarusian People's Assembly, appointed by Lukashenka, is intended to be the new super-authority to ensure his personal rule and the continuation of the authoritarian system, while at the same time fulfilling a demand by Vladimir Putin for internal reforms in Belarus. Staffed by 1,200 loyalists, it is also an artificial image of an “ideal society” in the eyes of the ruler, which excludes political opponents, i.e. most of the electorate, from participation. The democratic forces in exile, on the other hand, held what was probably the first Belarusian democratic election since 1994 with the elections to the Coordination Council. Technically successful, they hardly managed to arouse greater interest among the population, as the mandate, function, and potential for action of the “proto parliament” remains unclear. This report analyses how both work, how they came about and how they fit into the current political situation in and around Belarus.

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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.