Konrad Adenauer Foundation and its Role in the Foreign Policy Making of the Federal Republic of Germany

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The article is devoted to the examination of the focal areas of the international, socio-political, humanitarian, cultural and research activities of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in the in the latter half of the 20th - beginning of the 21st centuries. Main aspects and realization principles of the Foundation’s diplomatic activities and its role in the German foreign policy making are under analysis. Activities of the fund are illustrated by the case of participation in the process of the unification of Germany, as well as participation in the internal political process of the German Democratic Republic, which developed towards the institutionalization of the opposition of the SED (Socialist Unity Party of Germany) unions and movements. Scientific and expert study of Germany's foreign policy aimed at inclusion and full participation in Western European and trans-Atlantic system of global security are also described. Based on this analysis the authors identify the main problems in the activities of the Fund, including sharp fluctuations in the key areas of foreign policy activity, following in the wake of the political situation of the Christian Democratic Union.

V V Tserkovnikov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: 2277959@mail.ru
The Department of Theory and History of International Relations

O K Petrovich-Belkin

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: petrovioleg@yandex.ru
The Department of Theory and History of International Relations

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