Publications

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

‘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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

'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)

Political Parties in the South Pacific, Honiara Solomon Islands

Creating Inclusive Political Parties in the South Pacific

IEP SDG 16 in the Pacific - Outcome Document

The Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) with the support of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung - Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific (KAS Australia) has launched its Research Report on SDG 16 in the Pacific at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva/Fiji in May this year.

Cyber Security in a Contested Age – Geopolitical Challenges and Opportunities for Australia and Germany

by Katja Theodorakis and Dr. Clint Arizmendi

Our latest analysis paper, the second to be published in the ‘Periscope’ series, deals with the topic of cyber security – the challenges associated with it as well as the opportunities afforded by it. Just like the real-world sighting instrument, ‘Periscope’ is meant to broaden our views, taking in perspectives from different angles. For this end, it brings together insights from Europe/Germany and the Australia/Pacific region in order to augment our understanding of contemporary geopolitical and security issues.

The “Miracle” Election - A Result that Stunned the Nation

Australian Federal Election 2019

Defying the opinion polls of the last weeks that placed Labor clearly ahead of the Liberal Party, the Coalition delivered an unexpected election victory that stunned the nation and even resulted in a majority government. Described as a ‘shock’ or ‘miracle’ victory (after Morrison proclaimed “he believed in miracles” in his election night speech), the result has given way to much reflection, analysis and political soul-searching. This includes the baffling question of how the polls got the results so wrong, and examinations are underway of the manner in which opinion polls are conducted, the technology that drives them, and how results are interpreted – drawing attention to possible blinkers and selection biases that have hindered a more astute understanding.

SDG16 in the Pacific

The Institute for Economics & Peace in cooperation with the KAS Australia & Pacific office presented its most recent report on SDG16 in the Pacific, 'Strenghtening and legitimising institutions to achieve sustainable development'.

MP Mark Hauptmann in Wellington, New Zealand

KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific is pleased to have organised various events with MP Mark Hauptmann during his stay in Wellington as a Fellow of the New Zealand Government.

At a Luncheon Discussion held in cooperation with The New Zealand Initiative on current political and economic challenges in Germany and Europe, MP Mark Hauptmann had the opportunity to meet with representatives from the local business community. There was a great interest in the implications of Brexit, the upcoming EU elections, Germany’s electoral system and its rules on social media, the free trade negotiations between Europe and New Zealand as well as the German perspective of China’s new role in the world.

Country Reports

Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.

Event Reports

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

PERISCOPE

Occasional Analysis Paper Series

‘Periscope’ is KAS Australia’s Occasional Analysis Paper OR Brief Series. Just like the real-world sighting instrument, Periscope is meant to broaden our insights, taking in views from different angles. It seeks to bring together perspectives from Germany, Europe, Australia and the Pacific region in order to augment our understanding of contemporary issues in the area of foreign and security policy, rule of law, energy, economic, social and development policy matters.

PERISCOPE

Occasional Analysis Brief Series

‘Periscope’ is KAS Australia’s Occasional Analysis Paper OR Brief Series. Just like the real-world sighting instrument, Periscope is meant to broaden our insights, taking in views from different angles. It seeks to bring together perspectives from Germany, Europe, Australia and the Pacific region in order to augment our understanding of contemporary issues in the area of foreign and security policy, rule of law, energy, economic, social and development policy matters.

Annual Reports KAS Australia & Pacific

KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific’s annual reports include a synopsis of the event highlights and most important publications.

Konrad Adenauer Lecture Series

Australia & Pacific

The Konrad Adenauer Lecture Series is focused on enhancing understanding of Germany and Europe in Australia and the wider region. Since the inaugural Konrad Adenauer Lecture took place in November 2017 it has presented a variety of high ranking international speakers. The establishment of the prestigious annual Konrad Adenauer Lecture was the culmination of an ongoing collaboration between the ANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). Over a number of years ANUCES and KAS have worked to bring together researchers and policymakers on issues of critical importance in both Europe and Australia. Their collaborative events and publications have promoted dialogue among scholars and practitioners to address common problems and identify shared interests. ANUCES and KAS formalised their partnership in the form of their commitment to an annual, high-profile lecture series and subsequent papers.