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Prospects and Challenges for Pakistan's Regional Security

In December, after 13 years fighting Al-Qaeda and Taliban insurgents, the NATO-ISAF will come to an end. The event will discuss the impact of this decision for the security of the region with special attention to its consequences for Pakistan.


The Impact of Climate Change

Challenges for Latvia and the European Union

The conference will be the first of three events focusing on climate change and the necessary prevention and adaptation policies to be taken in the upcoming years.

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ISAF Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 and the Emerging Security Challenges for Neighboring Central Asian States

The NATO-ISAF military coalition will withdraw its combat troops by December 2014. The event discusses the emerging security challenges for Central Asian States and potential initiatives to moderate the impact of the troop withdrawal in the region.

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China's foreign policy under Xi Jinping

Perspectives and perceptions from Europe and neighbouring countries

One year after coming into power, Xi Jinping has established its leadership and has given a new profile to China’s foreign policy. The event will disscuss the perceptions from European and neighbouring countries about Chinese foreign policy goals.

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Rethinking a comprehensive approach

a nexus partnership to achieve political and security goals?

The expert roundtable will review the comprehensive approach applied by the EU, its Member States and Japan. Experts and practitioners will share the lessons learned from civil-military cooperation.


International Criminal Law, the ICC and the Perspective of the Portuguese-Speaking African Countries

The event shall bring together relevant actors from Portuguese-Speaking African Ccuntries, Sub-Saharan Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC) with the aim to inform about the ICC and discuss its future role in the aforementioned countries

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A comprehensive versus a principled approach

opportunities and risks for EU humanitarian assistance

Over the last years the EU has started to develop a “comprehensive approach” in order to integrate the different strands of foreign engagement into one approach overseen by the EEAS. The event will discuss the future of EU humanitarian assistance.


Future of European Humanitarian Assistance

changing risks and changing structures

The complexity of humanitarian crisis poses a challenge to all humanitarian donors. While a process has been started to develop a comprehensive approach, questions emerge in how far this approach will affect the neutrality of humanitarian assistance.

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Shoulder to Shoulder?

Transatlantic Relations in Development Co-operation

The event will look at EU-US Development Dialogue with a focus on the four broad topics of 'policy frameworks', 'democracy promotion', 'strategic security interests', and 'post MDG-process'.


The Sustainable Use of Natural Ressources in South Asia

The potential for regional cooperation

The conference will bring together experts from South Asia and Europe in order to discuss the way forward for regional cooperation in cross border water sharing and water projects.

Environment, Security and Migration in the Middle East & Africa

Looking to the Future

On April 19, the MNED of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Brussels office, together with the EastWest Institute (EWI), organised a workshop concerning the nexus between migration, environment and security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The dialogue brought together experts, policy makers, journalists, and academics from the individual countries across the MENA region to discuss a range of interrelated issues pertaining to the region’s future energy, water and food security, and how the outlooks of these respective domains may affect future migratory flows.

Shadows of a radicalized youth.

The struggle with Jihadism in the Mediterranean and the EU

This report summarizes the key messages drawn from the conference "Shadows of a radicalized youth: The struggle with Jihadism in the Mediterranean and the EU" held in Brussels on 29 May 2018.

Dialogue Programme on Water and Waste Management Models

Insights and Ways Forward for the MENA Region

This article provides a summary of a five-day dialogue programme of meetings, presentations, discussions and field trips entitled ‘Innovations in water and waste management: Models of transferability to the MENA region’, which took place from 25-29 March 2018 in Cologne, Germany and Brussels, Belgium. The publication has been jointly elaborated with Wala' Abdullah from NGO Fanack.

Sustainability and Climate Responsibility in Global Value Chains

The report summarizes the workshop´s results, focusing on global value chains and related international frameworks, which specifically support environmental and sustainability goals.

A water energy nexus (WEN) for the Middle East

The historic experience of the European Coal and Steel Community

On Tuesday 28.11.2017 the MNED of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the KAS Palestinian Territories together with EcoPeace Middle East held the event "A water energy nexus (WEN) for the Middle East and the historic experience of the European Coal and Steel Community". The WEN is an exciting new concept surrounding the trade of water and energy between Jordan, Israel and Palestine. This report summarizes the results of the WEN study conducted by KAS and EcoPeace, which have been presented at the European Parliament and accompanied by a keynote speech from Mr Elmar Brok MEP.

Peacebuilding and State-building in Libya

What role for the EU?

This report summarizes the key messages drawn from the conference "Peacebuilding and State-building in Libya. What role for the EU?" held in Brussels on 18 October 2017.

Energising Africa

Financing Access to Energy

On the 22nd October 2017 the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hosted the dinner debate “Energising Africa – Financing Access to Energy”. This discussion brought together over thirty environmental experts, representatives from the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and the Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), CEOS, ambassadors and the Commission to discuss energy access goals and their implementation in urban and rural Africa.


Despite rather gloomy prospects for democratic transition in the EaP region, the EU is still a player capable of having a positive impact on developments in the region. CSOs remain the true allies of the EU in its Eastern Neighborhood to raise the voice for democratic transition. The future status of CS as an influential player counterbalancing the EaP states will determine countries’ political model in the region. Consequently, the KAS remains committed to supporting independent Civil Society in Eastern Europe to promote democratic transformation and European rapprochement of their countries.

The Colombian Peace Deal

An opportunity for just and lasting peace?

This report summarizes the key messages drawn from the debate "The Colombian Peace Deal: An opportunity for just and lasting peace?", held in Brussels on 30 May 2017, and presents some reflections on current developments in the implementation of the peace deal between the Colombian government and the FARC.AUTHORS: Dr. Luis Blanco & Nina Gerlach

Financing climate induced loss & damage

Chances and opportunities of the G7 InsuResilience initiative

The Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organised together with Bread for the World and the EPP group in the European Parliament the expert lunch discussion: “Financing climate induced loss & damage - Chances and opportunities of the G7 InsuResilience initiative” on 30th of May 2017 in Brussels. The report gives an overview of the discussed topics and results of the debate.

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