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Is the West Thinking Strategically about Russia?

Event Contribution

This report is a summary of a bilateral workshop held by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in November 2016. The focus of the discussion was whether the UK and Germany will align their threat perception and strategic thinking towards Russia, based on their assessments of perceived challenges posed by Russia to European security. The workshop brought together a small group of specialists and MPs from the UK and Germany. more…

Country Reports | February 10, 2017

The Future of Oil: Between cooperation & competition

EUCERS Strategy Paper 13

This report takes a historical view of the path by which oil came to be the dominant fuel of our time. It becomes clear from this reading that oil became competitive by solving five key energy security challenges: availability, accessibility, acceptability, adaptability, and affordability (together:the ‘4A+A’). more…

December 15, 2016

United for the Better: My European Way

Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering's autobiograpy in English launched in London

Dr Hans-Gert Pöttering, former President of the European Parliament and Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, last night launched the English language version of his autobiography "United for the Better: My European Way" in London. While in London, Dr Pöttering held a number of political discussions, where he gave his thoughts on the British-German relationship, the current state of British politics, as well as the challenges facing the European Union. more…

Event Reports | December 14, 2016

Brexit: Quo Vadis?

Oxford German Forum 2016

“BREXIT: Quo Vadis?” – This was the title of this year’s Oxford German Forum, which took place from 17 to 18 November at Trinity College, Oxford. more…

Event Reports | November 22, 2016

Flight, Political Asylum and Integration

Political Policy Decisions in Germany

Current survey results show that the majority of Germans see the refugee crisis as the greatest challenge to German politics. Our colleagues in Berlin have summarized how the German government will handle it. more…

November 20, 2016