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Key Brexit Challenges as Talks Deadline Nears: German, Irish and Scottish Views

The UK's exit from the European Union is expected to have far reaching consequences for the Union and Ireland. The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung UK and Ireland, the IIEA and SCER will bring together leading figures in a behind closed door event to:explain the current state of play in the Brexit negotiations,examine the implications of Brexit for Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland and;analyse the economic challenges for Ireland and the UK itself.

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The Arctic Melt: Climate Change and Security Concerns in the Arctic

Over the past decade, the Arctic has experienced some of the most rapid climate changes on earth, almost twice the global average. As the Arctic melts, many stakeholders are talking about the potential to unlock the vast tracts of petroleum not to mention opening the Arctic seaway to international traffic. Climate change has exacerbated already existing economic, military & environmental challenges to governing the region. This talk will focus on security issues associated with a melting Arctic.

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Interview with Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger

In a time of geopolitical uncertainty, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung UK and Ireland, the Project for Democratic Union and Forum on Geopolitics at Cambridge brought together leading figures in politics, business and academia in a closed doors workshop on the European order. After the event, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger of the Munich Security Conference spoke to the KAS UK and Ireland about post-Brexit security, the transatlantic alliance and the security challenges facing Europe.

Global (In-)Security

The “golden age of security”, as the Austrian writer Stefan Zweigcharacterised the time before the First World War, ended justover 100 years ago. After the atrocities of two world wars and theend of the so-called Cold War, many hoped that the cessation ofthe East-West conflict would herald the beginning of a new era ofsecurity – but those remaining hopes were shattered no later thanthe terrorist attacks of 9/11.

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Exploring Transatlantic Responses to Far-right Populism in Europe

With the support of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the US and the Americas and the Europe programmes at Chatham House worked together on a project examining the currents buffeting politics on both sides of the Atlantic and consider appropriate responses. Under the banner of ‘the backlash against globalization’, the ambition of the project is to explore the challenges to open societies and open economies from different parts of the political spectrum in a comparative transatlantic context.

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Globale (Un-)Sicherheit

Vor etwas mehr als 100 Jahren endete das „goldene Zeitalter der Sicherheit“, eine Formel, mit der der österreichische Schriftsteller Stefan Zweig die Zeit vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg charakterisiert hat. Nach den Gräueln zweier Weltkriege und der Überwindung des sogenannten Kalten Krieges hofften nicht wenige das Ende des Ost-West-Konfliktes könnte den Beginn eines neuen Zeitalters der Sicherheit einläuten Hoffnungen, die sich spätestens mit den Terroranschlägen vom 11. September zerschlagen haben.

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Irland und der Brexit

Der zukünftige Grenzstatus Nordirlands stellt ein entscheidendes Hindernis in den Verhandlungen zwischen Großbritannien und der EU über den Brexit dar. Vor diesem Hintergrund traf der stellvertretende Generalsekretär der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Dr. Gerhard Wahlers, mit Helen McEntee, Ministerin für Europaangelegenheiten im Amt des Premierministers und im Ministerium für Auswärtige Angelegenheiten und Handel der Republik Irland, zu einem Austausch in Berlin zusammen.

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Brexit

Felix Dane im Interview mit dem RBB-Inforadio

Mit David Davis und Boris Johnson haben 2 Befürworter eines harten Ausstiegs der Briten aus der EU das Kabinett von Premierministerin May verlassen. Im Gespräch mit dem RBB-Inforadio sagt Felix Dane: Durch das Chaos sei noch alles möglich- von einem Verbleib in der EU bis zu einem "harten" Brexit.

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The Migration Debate in Germany

When Germans speak about “migrants” they are rarely referring to EU citizens exercising their right of free movement. They are usually speaking about asylum seekers or economic migrants from outside the EU. In consequence the “migration debate” in Germany is differently structured to that which takes place in the United Kingdom. German and other experts will compare and contrast the debates in the UK and in Germany.

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Plugging in the British: EU Justice and Home Affairs

It is not yet clear how the UK and the European Union will work together on justice and home affairs (JHA) after Brexit, but it is unlikely that Britain will enjoy the same level of co-operation that it has had as a member of the bloc. That is the conclusion of a new publication from a joint project between the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Centre for European Reform think-tank.