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…

March 30, 2017

Jordanian Military at KAS

Security challenges in the Middle East

On 30 March 2017, the Royal Jordanian National Defense College (RJNDC) visited the headquarters of Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Berlin, as part of a visiting programme to Germany in the context of their Officers’ training in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of Defense. 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…

November 1, 2016

Study Programme

Youth in Economic Development: Saudi Students in Berlin

In an increasingly complex and globalised world, both Germany and Saudi Arabia face the challenge of educating and training future executives adequately in order to provide real perspectives for employment and thereby use economic potential effectively. more…

October 23, 2016

Saudi Delegation in Berlin

Youth in Economic Development

The Regional Office Gulf States and the Team Domestic Programmes received a group of young Saudis, who met with figures from the economic sector in Berlin and exchanged ideas about the future of young people in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Germany. more…

October 6, 2016

Research Project

People’s representation in the Gulf region

Although tribalism and hereditary monarchies primarily shape the political system in the Gulf States, there are – against widespread assumptions – parliamentary and parliamentary-like systems in all states of the wider Gulf region. more…