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Erschütterung des libanesischen Machtfundaments

Wohin steuern die jüngsten Massenproteste den Libanon?

Aus einer spontanen Protestansammlung, wie sie in den letzten Wochen im Libanon verstärkt auftrat, entwickelten sich am Abend des 17.10.2019 innerhalb weniger Stunden die möglicherweise größten Proteste, die das Land in seiner jüngeren Geschichte erlebt hat.

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.

Paper: Middle East Energy and Geopolitics

The world is moving towards a decarbonized energy system. Renewable energy is expanding dramatically and so is the demand for natural gas. In light of the growing energy demand worldwide, natural gas as the cleanest-burning hydrocarbon can represent a bridging fuel in the transition to decarbonised energy markets given its environmental advantages and the role of gas in backing up the intermittent renewable power generation. The conference “Middle East Energy & Geopolitics” organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Maison du Futur discussed future opportunities and challenges of the energy transformation in the region. In this paper, KAS PhD scholar Isabel Weiss covers the key topics discussed during the sessions and includes additional insights to complement the issues revolving around energy security for Europe and geopolitical changes.

Infographic: Economic perceptions amidst challenges

In December 2018 the Lebanese economy was on the brink of collapse. How did the Lebanese assess the economy of their country and their own financial situation in these times of challenge?


Informationen zur Lage syrischer Flüchtlinge im Libanon

In diesem Jahr befinden sich weltweit knapp 69 Millionen Menschen aufgrund von Bürgerkriegen, Verfolgung, Naturkatastrophen oder Armut auf der Flucht.1 Die größte Flüchtlingskrise seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg wurde durch den syrischen Bürgerkrieg ausgelöst, durch den bis Anfang Januar 2019 über zwölf Millionen Menschen vertrieben wurden,2 von denen 5,6 Millionen Zuflucht in Nachbarländern fanden.3

Country Report 19-01-14 Government Formation in Lebanon – Key Aspects of Internal Obstacles

Since the elections of last year, Lebanon has been waiting for a new government to be formed. The challenges of the expected new government are numerous. This document reflects the major internal obstacles in the government formation.

CEDRE Conference: Needed Reforms – From Text to Implementation

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Democratic Renewal Movement published together a policy paper, titled “CEDRE Conference: Needed Reforms – From Text to Implementation”.

Elections 2018 Media Monitoring

A study on monitoring the social media accounts of 6 Lebanese TV channels during parliamentary elections 2018

The Geopolitical Context of the Cedar Conference and its Impact on the Domestic Front

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Maison du Futur and the Levant Institute for Strategic Affairs published together a policy paper, authored by Sami Nader on “The Geopolitical Context of the Cedar Conference and its Impact on the Domestic Front”.

The Paris Conference IV: Opportunities and Implementation Potentials

The policy paper published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Maison du Futur, authored by Kamal Hamdan analyses “The Paris Conference IV: Opportunities and Implementation Potentials”.