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Not Smart Enough: The Poverty of European Military Thinking on Artificial Intelligence

Supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Ulrike Esther Franke explores the paucity of European military thinking on the military implications of artificial intelligence. Recommending that the new Commission should pay increased attention to this aspect of AI, she warns that neglecting to do so might hinder future European security cooperation.


From football to road construction – corruption has many faces. But the general rule is that the more opaque and unregulated decision-making processes are, the greater the risk of abusing power for self-enrichment. Arbitrary and unclear decisions, whether that be in dispensing justice, granting governmental contracts, or filling public offices, undermine the rule of law and swallow up additional resources. Corruption is a global phenomenon.

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„Am schlimmsten wäre, wenn es wieder keine klaren Mehrheitsverhältnisse geben würde“

Felix Dane im über die britischen Unterhauswahlen am 12. Dezember 2019

Am 12. Dezember wählen die Briten frühzeitig ein neues Unterhaus. Premierminister Boris Johnson versucht damit nicht nur, sich vom Volk legitimieren zu lassen, sondern auch seine Position im Parlament zu stärken, um „seinen“ Brexit durchsetzen zu können, sagt Felix Dane. Der Leiter des Auslandsbüros der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in London spricht im Interview über den harten Wahlkampf, Johnsons Motive und die Auswirkungen möglicher Wahlausgänge.

„Johnson ist im Moment in einer Sackgasse“


Felix Dane im Interview mit n-tv über Brexit Chaos.

Felix Dane in an interview with Deutschlandfunk about the tense situation in UK politics

"Great Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson repeatedly threatens a no-deal Brexit for election and negotiation tactical reasons," said Felix Dane of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in the Dlf. "He is trying not only to increase pressure on the EU - but possibly to force new elections as well."

„Boris Johnson steht nur für sich selbst“

Der Kandidat für den Premierministerposten in Großbritannien lässt sich beim Thema Brexit noch nicht in die Karten gucken, erläutert Großbritannien-Experte Felix Dane im Interview

Boris Johnson hat am Dienstag die Tory-Abstimmung über den Parteivorsitz gewonnen und wird neuer Premierminister. Zuvor hatte die Konservative Partei in Großbritannien in einem Wahlprozess über den Nachfolger von Theresa May abgestimmt. Es kandidierten Boris Johnson und Jeremy Hunt. Im am Montag erläuterte der Leiter des Auslandsbüros in London der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Felix Dane, die aussichtsreichsten Chancen habe Boris Johnson, bei dem aber bisher keine klare Linie beim Thema Brexit zu erkennen sei.

Can Middle Powers Save the Liberal World Order?

With major powers such as China, Russia, and now also the US, chipping away at the foundations of the liberal international order, it falls to middle powers to sustain and reform some of its key elements.

The European Elections from the Inside

Election Report issued by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung European Office regarding the 2019 European Parliament

The Election Report entitled “European Elections from the Inside” presents the results from the 2019 European Parliament elections from both a European and national perspective. Together with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s other overseas offices, we have compiled a concise overview for each of the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU), which analyses the results in the respective countries against the backdrop of current developments. In doing so, this series of reports therefore makes a significant contribution to enabling a more in-depth understanding of the overall results from the 2019 European elections.

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The Disregarded European Question and the British Party System

A Crucial Test for Tories and Labour

The vote by the British people to leave the European Union is not only the manifestation of an economically weak and discontented class. Rather, it reflects a British – and in particular English – handling of the European continent. Since the EU cleavage lays across the conflict lines of the big parties, neither Tories nor Labour can organise majorities capable of acting. Specificities of the political system, political culture and historical factors all serve to tighten the current deadlock. Furthermore, the European question is not only a matter of Britain’s relations with the continent; indeed, it risks threatening the unity of the United Kingdom itself.

Climate change and human security

Case studies linking vulnerable populations to increased security risks in the face of the global climate challenge.

Through a series of case studies, Dr Simon Chin-Yee argues that the threats arising from climate change are manifold but not readily apparent. Issues such as cross-border migration, internal displacement and violent conflicts – concerns that on the surface may seem like traditional security and humanitarian challenges – take on a whole new meaning when analysed more carefully.