September 3, 2018
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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 [...]

September 3, 2018

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. more…

August 23, 2018

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. more…

July 26, 2018

Ireland and Brexit

The future border status of Northern Ireland is a major obstacle in negotiations between the U.K. and the EU over Brexit. Against this background, the Deputy Secretary General of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Dr. Gerhard Wahlers, met with Helen McEntee, Minister of State for European Affairs in the Office of the Taoiseach and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, for a discussion in Berlin. more…

July 20, 2018

Global (In-)Security

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

July 10, 2018

Felix Dane in an interview with RBB-Inforadio

David Davis and Boris Johnson, two of the leading Brexit supporters, resigned from Prime Minister May's Cabinet. Speaking to RBB Inforadio, Felix Dane says through the uncertainty anything is possible - from staying in the EU to a 'hard Brexit.' more…

June 29, 2018

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. more…

June 5, 2018

KAS UK and Ireland Newsletter: June 2018

The new edition of the KAS GB-Ireland newsletter is out. Our newsletter will be the go to source for our latest publications, upcoming events, and a summary of our activities. If you don't want to miss out on our exciting events and publications subscribe now. more…

June 5, 2018

European Security in a Time of Transatlantic Uncertainty

As Britain considers its relationship with Europe, European security has never been more precarious, with Russian revanchism on the rise at NATO’s borders. The subversive activities that it carries out inside Europe, and its claims on the Arctic will present the Western Alliance with real challenges. Meanwhile, there are shifts inside Europe, such as the refugee crisis coming from Europe’s southern & eastern borders, which have led to both home-grown terrorism & the rise of right-wing populism. more…

May 31, 2018

Plugging in the British: Completing the Circuit

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Centre for European Reform (CER) held a high-level conference titled 'Plugging in the British: Completing the Circuit.' The conference was the culmination of a project on ‘Plugging in the British after Brexit’ that started last year, in the wake of the UK’s Article 50 notification, to explore the political and institutional arrangements for co-operation between the UK and the EU in areas other than trade and the economy. more…