May 2, 2018


GSBM Interview with Dr Manuel Schubert

As Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s (KAS) Regional Representative to the Gulf States since August 2017, Dr Manuel Schubert was interviewed in the latest German-Saudi Business Magazine’s “New Faces” section. He spoke about how he sees recent developments in the Kingdom and presented current and future projects of KAS. more…

February 2, 2018

Saudi-German Relations

Opportunities for Joint Cooperation

A two day kick-off roundtable in Riyadh, organised jointly by the Prince Saud Al Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies (IfDS) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Regional Programme Gulf States, created a platform for discussion and encounter, in which different perspectives were conveyed and mutual understanding could be expanded. more…

November 27, 2017

Educational video for Kuwait

Knowledge Sharing as a Tool to Strengthen Civil Society

Since 2016 Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung fosters, in cooperation with the Kuwaiti NGO en.v, the enhancement of the civil sector in Kuwait. A newly produced social media video informs the Kuwaiti public of the benefits of a well organised CSO-sector, which can contribute to a more just and resilient society. more…

November 12, 2017

New Cooperation Project

Arts, Culture and Dialogue over Conflict

Supporting the innovative new online platform “al-Madaniya magazine”, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Regional Programme Gulf States aims at making the case for a more differentiated perspective on Yemen. The “al-Madaniya” project embraces and fosters a peaceful, artistic exchange of Yemenis from all over the country. more…

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…