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November 26, 2015

Research Project

From Consultancy to Legislation – The Role-Diversity of People's Representations in the Gulf

Not many associate the representation of people and political participation with the Gulf. This is due to the fact that parliamentary bodies and parliamentary-like councils in the region usually do not correspond with the classic Western parliamentary model. more…

September 20, 2015


Media and Conflict in Yemen

Regional Office Gulf States in cooperation with the Yemen Polling Center organise a workshop in Amman on conflict-sensitive reporting for committed Yemeni journalists and activists currently based all around the world. more…

June 3, 2015

Cooperation between Antagonists

The Gulf States' Complex Relationship with Iran

The time has come for the Gulf Cooperation Council to agree on a joint foreign policy towards Iran – a challenge considering the Gulf States’ particular national interests and the diverging signals coming from the two regional big players Saudia Arabia and the United States. more…

May 21, 2015


"Respecting differences in order to overcome prejudices"

Experts from Europe and the Gulf discuss ways to overcome prejudices between Islam and the West. more…

December 14, 2014

Workshop on Media in Yemen

Ongoing conflict in Yemen: how can the media play a more constructive role?

Media in the Republic of Yemen are currently part of the problem, not of the solution. more…

December 3, 2014

The Arab World in Transition

"A time of new beginnings?"

Experts and decision-makers from Germany and thirteen countries across the Arab world discuss prospects for the future at the second interregional KAS conference at the Dead Sea, Jordan. more…

November 17, 2014

Conference with young professionals

Preparing our youth for the challenges of the future

Ways towards a more practical professional training, an easier entry into the labour market and means for promoting women in their professional endeavours: participants from Germany and the Gulf discuss the economic and social prospects for an empowered youth in both regions. more…

October 30, 2014

Global Energy Security

International energy experts visit Germany

Energy is the lifeblood of all modern societies. But with a rapidly rising global consumption, dwindling fossil fuel reserves and volatile supply routes, governments around the world are facing the challenge of finding new ways to secure their future energy needs. more…

September 23, 2014

Youth and Social Entrepreneurship

Omani students learn basics of social entrepreneurship

With a rapidly growing population - more than half of all inhabitants are under the age of 25 - the Sultanate of Oman is facing major economic and social challenges. It is precisely for this reason that the idea of social entrepreneurship holds such great promise for the country's future development. more…

May 26, 2014

Quadriga host Ali Aslan in Oman

The privilege of experiencing other cultures

As a nation of merchants and seafarers, Oman has developed a tradition of cultural openness and religious tolerance. In the Middle East, the country serves as a prime example of peaceful co-existence between different religions and cultures. more…