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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

Expert conference

canceled

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.

Study and Information Program

canceled

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.

Study and Information Program

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.

Study and Information Program

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

Next Steps in Iraq

The White House’s assessment report on progress in Iraq, published on July 12, showed positive results in less than half of the 18 benchmarks devised by Congress. Few believe that the new strategy (“surge”) will succeed and sufficient progress can be made until the final report is due in September. The U.S. Institute of Peace held a panel discussion on the options available for the way ahead. (Summary in German)

Assessing the Surge in Iraq

Beurteilung der neuen Militärstrategie für den Irak

In January President Bush presented a new strategy for Iraq, which included a "surge" of about 30,000 troops. With the troop increase recently completed, the American Enterprise Institute, the think tank which had proposed the new strategy, saw the time fit to make a first assessment of the surge’s success. (Summary in German)

Taking on Tehran

Strategies for Confronting the Islamic Republic

The book "Taking on Tehran" provides concrete, innovative solutions to the emerging Iranian global threat. It rules out “one-dimensional” approaches and instead describes six levels that have to be addressed in order to confront Iran effectively. (Summary in German)

Pakistan on the Edge

Stability of the Country stronger than reported

Pakistan is a vital partner for the United States in its “War on Terrorism.” The support provided by President General Pervez Musharraf, however, is not built on stable ground. Recent developments have shown that Musharraf lost some of his popularity and his time as president and/or commander-in-chief could thus expire. (Summary in German)

The German Presidency

The EU’s Agenda and Transatlantic Relations

The German EU and G8 presidencies offered Chancellor Merkel the opportunity to set a course on a regional as well as global level. Dr. Stefan Froehlich spoke about this topic at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He pointed out that Chancellor Merkel managed to awake a paralyzed EU and revive transatlantic relations. However, a united voice and active world politics are still missing in Europe. (Summary in German)

The State of the Military Today

The next U.S. President will become Commander-in-Chief of a military that is unmatched in its power and capability. However, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have stretched the military thin. An event at the Brookings Institution was to analyze the current state of the military and to present suggestions on how a future president could guarantee a strong and proficient force. (Summary in German)

Independent President?

Bloomberg leaves GOP

After New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg left the Republican Party last week, speculations about a possible bid for presidency as an independent candidate were spread in the media. (Summary in German)

Russia, the European Union and China

The State of the Energy Security Debate

The debate on energy security is also an important topic in the United States. Importance is attributed to the developments in Eurasia. An event of the conservative Hudson Institute focused on the Russian view on energy security. Particularly, Russia’s search for new markets and geopolitical considerations were discussed. (Summary in German)

Globalization and the World's Poor

It has become a politically correct cliché that globalization has its winners and losers. The fast pace of globalization has resulted in a worldwide increase in trade, foreign investments and economic growth. Yet, the global market also confronts the world's poor and the most fragile developing countries with great challenges. On May 16, 2007, the Brookings Institution launched a book dealing with the impact of globalization on the world's poor. (Summary in German)

Angela Merkel – Key Player in Transatlantic Relations

„During this year’s EU-US summit, the German Chancellor impressed the Americans as a „key interlocutor for U.S. presidents in Continental Europe.“ The Wall Street Journal commented that “Germany is returning to the traditional, postwar role it has played from the days of Konrad Adenauer to Helmut Kohl”. According to an op-ed piece in the Washington Times, the summit under Merkel’s leadership “exuded clout.” (Report in German)