December 1, 2017


"Europe is - its critics notwithstanding - a success story"

Prof. Norbert Lammert, the immediate past President of the German Federal Parliament and Deputy Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation opened the Konrad-Adenauer-Lecture Series in Canberra. more…

November 21, 2017
Prof. Joachim Krause at Macquarie University Sydney

Lecture at Macquarie University:"Germany's New Role in the World".

Continuing some of the foreign policy themes from the APRC in Perth, Prof. Joachim Krause delivered a lecture at Macquarie University in Sydney on the topic of "Germany's New Role in the World". On invitation of KAS and in cooperation with the Department of Security Studies, Prof. Krause eloquently outlined the historical developments and current trends in Germany's approach to foreign policy since 1945.

November 20, 2017
Foreign Policy Roundtable at the US Studies Centre: "Navigating Uncertainty: Strategic Partnerships and Security Challenges in the Indo-Pacific"

Foreign Policy Roundtable

"Navigating Uncertainty: Strategic Partnerships and Security Challenges in the Indo-Pacific"

In another foreign policy roundtable following the Asia Pacific Regional Conference Professor Joachim Krause and Professor Brahma Chellaney discussed at the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney how to navigate strategic uncertainty in the Info-Pacific, especially with an eye on the changing leadership role of the US in the region.

November 20, 2017
Foreign Policy Roundtable on "The Evolving EU-Australia Security Relationship in the Indo-Pacific Century"

Foreign Policy Roundtable Discussion

The Evolving EU-Australia Security Relationship in the Indo-Pacific Century

KAS Australia and Pacific partnered with the Perth USAsia Centre to hold a Foreign Policy Roundtable discussion following the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, focusing on EU security relations in the Indo-Pacific. The international security experts included Professor Gordon Flake, Dr May-Britt U. Stumbaum, Professor Brahma Chellaney and Professor Joachim Krause, as well as insights from Volkmar Klein MP from the German Bundestag

November 17, 2017
the Hon. Julie Bishop MP

Policy Session at the APRC Perth "Geopolitics in the Asia Pacific: Opportunities, Challenges and Perspectives”

KAS Australia and Pacific was privileged to be hosting an important geostrategic panel discussion at the APCR in Perth, which included the Foreign Ministers of Australia and Singapore, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP and the Hon. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan.

November 17, 2017
MPs Volkmar Klein, Ben Morton and Mark Hauptmann (from right to left)

Political Dialogue Programme with German MPs Mark Hauptmann and Volkmar Klein

On invitation of KAS Australia and Pacific, MP Mark Hauptmann and MP Volkmar Klein participated in a series of political talks, expert exchanges and roundtable discussions centred on the topics of Digitalisation, Economic Policy, Industry 4.0, Start-Ups, Energy and Cybersecurity in Sydney and Perth.

September 19, 2017
Australia-Europe CT Dialogue: conference group shot with delegates, speakers and special guests, including the Australian ambassador HE Lynette Wood


From the 4th until the 8th of September, the 3rd "AUSTRALIA-EUROPE COUNTER-TERRORISM DIALOGUE" took place in Berlin and Brussels in cooperation with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI).

September 8, 2017
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Conflict in North Korea

Australia and the North Korea Crisis

North Korea issued a direct threat to Canberra – yet Australia could also play a role in brokering peace. In this video, Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy, director of the Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific, and Peter Jennings, Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, analyse the seriousness of this threat [...]

July 17, 2017
Solar panels in the middle of Flinders Ranges national park.

New publication "Climate Report 2017: Australia"

Taking action against climate change is one of the key challenges of our time, which is why it was given special attention in the G20 agenda. On this occasion, KAS has published a timely new report with a special contribution from an Australian expert

June 26, 2017

1930 - 2017

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

An outstanding German statesman and a great European has passed away. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of former German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl, the Chancellor of German reunification and Honorary Citizen of Europe. more…