Publications

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Economic Engagement and diplomacy in the era of the wolf warrior: Australia-China Relations

by Katja Theodorakis, Senior Programme Coordinator for Research and Analysis (Foreign/Security Policy)
This piece was originally published as the introduction to the latest edition of the 'KAS AusPacific Digital Snapshot' - a potpourri of current affairs topics from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The weekly digital snapshot provides an analysis of selected media and think tank articles, intended to offer a panorama overview of the debate in these countries. The original version contains hyperlinks.

PERISCOPE - Occasional Analysis Paper Series

PERISCOPE Vol. 4 2020: Energy Matters in Australia, Germany, New Zealand and the South Pacific

A Collaborative Approach
This Periscope edition is published following the 2nd KAS-EUCERS Energy Policy Dialogue “Energy Strategies: Germany, New Zealand & Australia - A Comparative Perspective” held in October 2019. While the publication draws on the topics of the Dialogue (renewable energy & energy efficiency; balancing energy security, affordability & environmental sustainability; current energy policy challenges), it is not restricted to them, and includes a Pacific voice as well.

PERISCOPE - Occasional Analysis Paper Series

PERISCOPE Vol. 3 2020: The Convergence Puzzle: Australia, Germany and Emerging Cybersecurity Trends

'Periscope' is the Occasional Analysis Paper series of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation's Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific. This latest edition, a collection of contributions from Australia and Germany, is concerned with emerging trends, challenges and patterns in cybersecurity relevant for both countries.

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Political Dialogue Program in Australia and New Zealand with Dr Klaus Schueler and Dr Peter Hefele

by Katja Theodorakis

Tackling the New Challenges for Political Parties and Liberal Democracies in Changing Times
KAS Australia and the Pacific was pleased to welcome Dr Klaus Schueler, State Secretary (ret’d) and former Federal Managing Director of the CDU, for a political dialogue program with Australian and New Zealand politicians, political party and industry representatives, academics and think tank experts. Dr Schueler, who is now the Board of Management’s representative for national and international politics at LANXESS and a member of the Board of Trustees at the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation was accompanied by Dr Peter Hefele, Director Team Asia and the Pacific, KAS Berlin.

Annual Reports KAS Australia & Pacific

Activities of the Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific 2019

The Annual Report 2019 summarises all our activities for the past year. Dive into our exciting past programs reaching from Australia to New Zealand and to our destinations in the South Pacific.

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3rd Konrad Adenauer Lecture and Dialogue Program with Elmar Brook (MEP ret’d)

by Katja Theodorakis

‘Quo Vadis Europe? – Questions of Identity, Sovereignty, Responsibility’
The European Parliament’s most long-standing member Elmar Brok celebrated the intellectual legacy of Germany’s first Chancellor and his vision for a united Europe as he delivered the 3rd annual Konrad-Adenauer Lecture. Mr Brok is widely credited for his significant contributions to EU foreign policy (Head of European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs for 13 years) and constitutional matters. Following his retirement from Parliament in June this year, Mr Brok was appointed Special Adviser to the outgoing EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on relations with Ukraine.

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5th Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue, Berlin and Brussels (Germany and Belgium)

by Katja Theodorakis

Terrorism Realities Old and New: Assessing Continuing and Evolving Challenges
Dedicated to ‘terrorism realities old and new’, the dialogue sought to foster knowledge exchange on continuing and emerging forms of terrorism and violent extremism. A tried and proven format, it brought together policy makers, representatives from relevant government institutions, academic experts and practitioners from Australia, Germany and other European countries for frank discussions in roundtables, an in-depth seminar and bilateral meetings.

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2nd KAS-EUCERS Energy Policy Dialogue: Energy Strategies: Germany, New Zealand & Australia

by Eva Wagner

A Comparative Perspective
KAS Australia‘s 2nd Energy Policy Dialogue was organised this year again in cooperation with the European Centre for Climate and Energy Security (EUCERS). Other cooperation partners included: The German New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (GNZCC) in Auckland; the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), the New Zealand Business Energy Council (NZBEC) and the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) in Wellington; and the German Australian Chamber of Commerce (GACC) as well as Bird & Bird in Sydney.

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Special Report:4th ASPI-KAS Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue

by Katja Theodorakis

'Shifting frontiers: addressing post-caliphate terrorism dynamics'
A Special Report detailing the findings of our 4thAustralia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue, published in cooperation with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

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Political Parties in the South Pacific, Honiara Solomon Islands

by Eva Wagner

Creating Inclusive Political Parties in the South Pacific
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