August 29, 2017

NGO Directory in Kuwait

Kuwait’s first “social” CSO directory

In an effort to strengthen the CSO sector, a partnership with the Kuwaiti NGO en.v created a directory to connect non-profits with each other and foster greater cooperation and collaboration. The database includes information and contact details for over 100 active initiatives, as well as live social media feeds. more…

July 6, 2017

Climate Report 2017: Saudi Arabia

Climate Poliy in the Gulf

Climate change is on the G20 agenda as a central future issue, also as an economic and fiscal challenge. Our latest Climate Report, which continues the series from 2007, 2011 and 2014, provides answers to the question of the extent to which the private sector plays a role for climate financing in the G20 countries. more…

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…

June 7, 2017

„We Want to See Actions“

H.E. Adel Al Jubeir in Berlin

Saudi Arabia is a key state in a region which is marked by instability and conflict. The Saudi Foreign Minister H.E. Al Jubeir spoke about various topics at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin: the difficult relations of Saudi Arabia to the State of Qatar, to the Islamic Republic of Iran, but also about the good relationship to the US. more…

April 7, 2017

GCC Delegation in Berlin

Improving Mutual Understanding

On 7 April, a delegation of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) visited the headquarters of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin where they met with Dr Gerhard Wahlers, Deputy Secretary General of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Head of the International Division. more…

December 31, 2016

Cold War in the Gulf

The Rivalry of Saudi and Iranian Narratives

The rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran is much more than just a sectarian conflict: Two regional powers compete over the hegemony in the Middle East. In this struggle for dominance, both use a sophisticated arsenal of rhetorical means to ­construct sectarian narratives which back their real-political intents. more…

December 8, 2016


Merkel‘s Dilemma – Refugees and the Rise of the European Populists

The Regional Office Gulf States and the Jordan Office jointly organized an expert talk with TV presenter and journalist Mr Ali Aslan on Germany’s refugee policy, the rise of European populist parties and the future of the European Union. more…

November 16, 2016

Expert Meeting

Post-ISIS Iraq and Syria: Stability through Regional Cooperation

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the EastWest Institute arranged a two-day strategic dialogue, bringing together experts from ten countries to discuss political and economic scenarios for post-ISIS Syria and Iraq. more…

November 9, 2016

KAS Delegation in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia: An Influential Regional Actor on the Verge of Transformation

During his visit to Riyadh, Dr Wahlers spoke to decision-makers and civil society actors on current economic, social and political developments. more…

November 2, 2016

Expert Discussion

Saudi-German Dialogue: Bridging the Gap between Higher Education and the Labour Market

A double-event organised by the Regional Office Gulf States in Riyadh brought together Saudi and German experts to exchange ideas on higher education and the labour market at the Council of Saudi Chambers and the Ministry of Labour. more…