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How Democracy Wins

KAS USA / IWDU Panel Discussion: The Role of Female Leadership in the Face of Rising Threats to Democratic Values

With global authoritarianism on the rise, the importance of reliable and consistent leadership is as essential as it has ever been. In national security and foreign policy, women have traditionally played a vital role in promoting democracy, human rights, and social justice.


New Models in Local News: How AI will change the Business of Local News

Workshop hosted by KAS USA and Medill School of Journalism

With breathtaking speed, generative AI is changing how journalists produce and people consume news. One of the major questions is this: How will AI affect the business models of local media around the globe?


Cybertrialogue – United States, Israel and Germany

KAS USA Seminar in October

Building on the June 2023 KAS Cybertrialogue in Berlin, which stressed the challenges and possibilities of democracies to protect critical infrastructure, we continue our event series in Washington, DC. Since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against the Ukraine the awareness of cybersecurity needs has risen markedly and the focus on resilience has become sharper.

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Threat Perception and Deterrence after the Ukraine War

KAS USA / UVA Online Event

This online event launches a new report by the National Security Policy Center at the University of Virginia, published by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung USA. It sets out to create a new understanding of deterrence and risk in this era of tripolar Great Power Competition.


One Year Inflation Reduction Act

Initial Outcomes and Impacts for US-EU Trade and Investment - KAS USA / E3G Panel Discussion

This event launched a new report by E3G, published by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung USA. It sets out to gather initial evidence of any impacts that the Inflation Reduction Act may have for EU-U.S. trade and cleantech investment.

Study and Information Program

KAS-AJC Exchange Seminar 2023

A Visiting Program in New York, NY, Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL

12 participants from Germany visited New York, NY, Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL for an in depth exchange with U.S. stakeholders. The annual KAS-AJC Exchange Seminar connects political and civic leaders from the U.S. and Germany to shape the relations between Israel, Germany and the U.S., to learn about Jewish life in our countries and to discuss Jewish Advocacy efforts.


KAS USA / AGI Transatlantic Trade Week 2023

The Future of "Friendshoring" and Reconciling Trade and Climate Policies

The global trading system is becoming increasingly contested as domestic, climate, and national security priorities play a larger role in U.S. and EU policymaking. In the United States, the Biden administration – with an approach that has been called "friendshoring" – is looking to reorient supply chains toward like-minded partners. In the European Union, several new policy tools reflect a more geoeconomic approach to policy making.

Study and Information Program

Media Policy and Common Political Challenges from a Transatlantic Perspective

Dialogue Program with State Lawmakers from Hesse

From April 24th to the 28th, a delegation from Hesse traveled to Chicago, IL and Washington, DC for talks with media experts, regional officials, industry stakeholders and academic experts. The state parliamentarians exchanged views with American experts on media policy and possible solutions to polarization on both sides of the Atlantic.

Study and Information Program

World Health Summit Regional Meeting

Visiting Program in Washington, DC with the Members of Bundestag Hermann Gröhe and Dr. Georg Kippels

Hermann Gröhe, Vice Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, former Federal Minister of Health and Vice Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung visited Washington, DC on the occasion of the World Health Summit Regional Meeting. He was accompanied by fellow Bundestag Member Dr. Georg Kippels, Member of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development, the Health Committee, and the Subcommittee on Global Health.

Study and Information Program

Dimensions of the Transatlantic Economy, Innovation in Higher Education and Multilateral Cooperation

Visiting program in Boston, New York and Washington, DC with Professor Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers, former federal minister and former minister president of North Rhine-Westfalia, visited the United States from February 10th to the 17th. He met with experts from academic institutions and research organizations to take an in-depth look at US education and innovation. Rüttgers, a board member of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, held talks with business representatives, high-level political stakeholders and think tank experts about the transatlantic relationship in the light of the war in Ukraine and the state of the economy. Representatives of the United Nations, IOE and ILO discussed with Dr. Rüttgers current challenges and future opportunities to drive the dialogue on both sides of the Atlantic for multilateral cooperation.

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Europe - Russia – United States

Rede des Bundesministers der Verteidigung, Dr. Franz Josef Jung

Rede des Bundesministers der Verteidigung, Dr. Franz Josef Jung, für das Transatlantic Colloquium der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung am 7. September 2007 in Eltville-Erbach

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)

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)