The Smiling Dragon

China’s Soft Power in Southeast Asia – Implications for Germany and the EU

This KAS regional study on China’s soft power projection in Southeast Asia aims to identify and quantify the PRC’s engagement in selected ASEAN countries and evaluate its success. The authors conclude with a few policy recommendations for the EU and for Germany specifically to encourage European soft power gains in Southeast Asia.


Ciudades inteligentes: perspectivas para México y Latinoamérica

KASBLog: análisis y opinión

Las ciudades inteligentes impulsadas como un concepto de marketing empresarial han encontrado en las tecnologías de la información y de la comunicación (TIC) una herramienta para abordar los crecientes desafíos de la urbanización a través de la implementación de prácticas de desarrollo sostenible. No obstante, los altos niveles de desigualdad en México y Latinoamérica obligan a las ciudades inteligentes a añadir a la digitalización un componente adicional de desarrollo social que involucre a los principales actores políticos y sociales para elevar la calidad de vida de sus habitantes bajo condiciones más justas.

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Escaping From Duopoly Rule

How a Two-party System Drives Iraqi Kurdish Migration En Masse?

In mid-2021 the EU experienced an influx of several tens of thousands of immigrants, primarily from Iraqi Kurdistan. Belarusian authorities fueled the situation by increasing the number of flights from the Middle East and issuing Belarusian visas. Some European countries have described the crisis as “hybrid warfare” waged by Belarus against the EU. But what made Iraqi Kurds seek a better life abroad? Mera Jasm Bakr analyzes the drivers for the emigration from Iraqi Kurdistan.

International Economic Review 2021 and Outlook 2022

The joint research project between Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Vietnam and Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research

This in-depth research is to review the world economic situation with up-to-date information from international economic organizations as well as analysis from the prestigious consulting firms in the world in key industries, economic fields, and investment.

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Water Warfare

How the Syrian Government Uses Water to Punish and Reward

The Syrian government under Bashar al-Assad uses the country’s water resources as a weapon against dissidents. The instrumentalization of water supply follows decades of its mismanagement. Rather than assuming responsibility for water scarcity and the destruction of relevant infrastructure, the government blames others.

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Der kenianische Supreme Court schreibt afrikanische Rechtsstaatsgeschichte fort

Zum Scheitern der Building Bridges Initiative von Präsident Kenyatta

Das oberste kenianische Gericht hat ein Projekt gestoppt, mit dem das Staatsoberhaupt sich angeschickt hatte, die Verfassung des Landes in wesentlichen Punkten zu ändern. Dass die Obersten Richter in ihrem Urteil stellenweise hinter den Entscheidungen der unteren Instanzen zurückblieben, hat manche enttäuscht. Dennoch bleibt festzuhalten: Das Glas der richterlichen Unab­hängigkeit in dem ostafrikanischen Staat ist mindestens halbvoll.

Praktikum im KAS Büro Kroatien


Mein Praktikumsbeginn beim Auslandsbüro der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung für Kroatien und Slowenien in Zagreb.

La Dixième Législature au Maroc 2016-2021

Neuer Bericht von KAS Marokko und ONPDE über die zehnte Legislaturperiode in Marokko 2016-2021

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Neue Normalität im Nahen Osten?

Israel im Spannungsfeld zwischen regionalen Allianzen und globalen Machtverschiebungen

Über Jahre waren die zwischenstaatlichen Beziehungen in der Region Nahost geprägt von ideologischen Interessen, die oft zur Konfrontation führten. Doch in jüngerer Zeit ist Bewegung in dieses Szenario gekommen. Alte Frontstellungen scheinen sich langsam aufzulösen und wirtschaftspolitischer Pragmatismus die Oberhand zu gewinnen. Einer der zentralen Akteure auf dem Weg zu einer möglichen neuen Normalität im Nahen Osten ist Israel.

KAS Scholarship Engagement

Event Report

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Namibia/Angola Office held an engagement with its scholars in Windhoek and via zoom for those based in Angola. The engagement provided scholars with an opportunity to share challenges they are facing during their studies, more in particular COVID-19 restrictions and virtual learning. Additionally, scholars discussed issues affecting marginalised communities and the local communities’ rights, access to education, child marriage, drought, access to ICT and corruption. The discussions also covered topics related to African independence and decolonisation, expectations thereafter, and rule of law.

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

This periodical responds to questions concerning international issues, foreign policy and development cooperation. It is aimed at access of information about the international work for public and experts.

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.