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A Decisive Moment

U.S. Elections and Its Implications for Transatlantic Relations

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2020 - A Year Like No Other

How the Pandemic impacts the News Media

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Lessons Learned

How to Reinvigorate and Further Strengthen the Transatlantic Partnership?

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Informed and Resilient

How to Protect Democratic Societies in Times of COVID-19 and Digital Change

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The U.S. Elections in November explained

Principles and Rules of the Electoral Process

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The Rise of the Millennial and Minority Vote

The U.S. Electorate in 2020

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Adenauer 101: Europe's Next Chapter

Meeting of KAS Scholarship Holders

KAS USA will again participate in the European Student Conference (ESC) 2020, the annual meeting of KAS scholarship holders studying in the USA and participating in the conference.

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Quality Reporting in the Era of Fake News and Disinformation

RTL School of Journalism Students visit Washington

The Cologne based RTL School of Journalism will visit Washington from March 24th to 27th for meetings organized by KAS USA with US-Think Tank experts, thought leaders and media correspondents.

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Kandidaten, politische Programme und ihre Kommunikation

Die US-Vorwahlkämpfe in South Carolina und Texas

Bei einer Reihe von Gesprächen mit amerikanischen Bundes- und Landespolitikern, mit Managern und Freiwilligen der Wahlkampagnen von Demokraten und Republikanern haben sich die Teilnehmer des vom KAS-Büro USA organisierten Besuchsprogramms über die aktuellen politischen Trends und ihre Verankerung in den politischen Botschaften und Programmen vertraut gemacht.

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Trends, Topics and Communication

A visit to the primaries in South Carolina and Texas

Trends and new developments in societies are discussed especially during election campaign cycles. The presidential and congressional primaries to the US-elections in November provide a very good opportunity to see which issues are brought to the fore by the public and politicians, and what solutions are offered for future challenges

Policy Changes for the New Congress

American Enterprise Institute Conference

This year's elections may have produced the most conservative House of Representatives in modern American history. The new Congress takes office facing daunting challenges, including high unemployment, stagnant wages, rising debt levels, and a public divided over the sweeping new health care law and the proper limits of government.The new 112th Congress will be sworn on January 3rd, and many questions surround their proposed agenda. The American Enterprise Institute hosted a three panel discussion on the political intentions of both parties with legal scholars and health policy analysts.

The Congo Crisis: Women and War

Justine Masika Bihamba, founder of Synergyof Women for Victims of Sexual Violence, acoalition based in the Democratic Republicof Congo that consists of 35 women's organizationsthat help victims of sexual violence,and a Pax Christi InternationalPeace Prize Laureate, advocated on behalfof women affected by violence and rapes asa weapon of war in the eastern part of theDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC) inWashington, DC, on September 24th.

The Brookings Institute: Arming Without Aiming – India’s Military Modernization

Die Autoren Stephen P. Cohens und Sunil Dasguptas haben am siebten September bei einer Veranstaltung des Brookings Institutes in Washington ihr Buch Arming without Aiming: India's Military Modernization vorge-stellt. Der bei Brookings Press erschienene Titel erläutert Indiens Rolle für den Frieden in Asien.

Skating on Stilts: Why we aren’t stopping tomorrow’s terrorism

Der erste Assistant Secretary for Policy des United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Stewart A. Baker unter Präsident George W. Bush, stellte bei der Veranstaltung Skating on Stilts sein gleichnamiges Buch vor. Er verdeutlichte die Bedeutung nationaler Sicherheit, um auch in Zukunft Terroristen vor der Wiederholung eines 9/11 abzuhalten.

A Search for Roots...and Passages

Article by Daniel S. Mariaschin, Executive Vice President, B'nai B'rith International

Russia and the Transatlantic Relationship

Dr Andreas Schockenhoff, Member of the German Bundestag

Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag and Coordinator of German-Russian Inter-societal Cooperation Opening statement at a discussion event hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Washington February 1, 2010

Update on the Situation of Human Rights in North Korea

Professor Muntarbhorn focused his conversation on the general state of human rights in North Korea and on recent trends, re-flected in his latest report presented before the United Nations General Assembly on October 22, 2009.Professor Muntarbhorn is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Demo-cratic People’s Republic of Ko-rea (DPRK). The role of the Special Rapporteur is to monitor and investigate human rights abuse. The Special Rapporteur reports to Geneva, to the General Assembly, and in some instances, directly to the Security Council.

Afghanistan and NATO: Why They Both Matter

Kurt Volker, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs

Speech by Kurt Volker, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs

Pakistan in Peril

A Report from the Field on Bhutto’s Death

Benazir Bhutto has died. Since her murder, the political landscape of Pakistan has dramatically shifted. Given that Pakistan is one of the most important allies for the United States in the war on terror, the New America Foundation convened a group of experts to discuss the current situation on the ground. (Event summary only available in German)

Border Security and Immigration Reform

If there was any consensus among Senators during the heated immigration debate, it was that serious immigration reform was necessary. Though the Senate immigration bill failed to pass twice, the dire need for major reform has not subsided. A comprehensive bill cannot fix a problem as large and extensive as immigration. (Summary in German)