Publications

ASPI-KAS Cybersecurity Fellowship: Exchanging Knowledge and Enhancing Cooperation

Isabel Skierka was the first German expert who came to Australia as part of our newly established ASPI-KAS Cybersecurity Fellowship.

KAS Australia and Pacific and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute have engaged in this new joint initiative in order to enhance cooperation on analysis of current cyber security challenges.

Political Dialogue Programme Australia and New Zealand: New Challenges for Political Parties and Liberal Democracies in Changing Times

Dr Klaus Schueler, Federal Managing Director of CDU Germany, and Frank Priess, Deputy Head, Division for European and International Cooperation at KAS Germany, successfully conclude their visit to Canberra, Sydney, Wellington and Christchurch.

The delegation kicked-off its visit in Canberra and Sydney/Australia, where the delegates were inter alia able to exchange views with Finance Minister Mathias Corman, Education Minister Dan Tehan, Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Linda Reynolds and other political decision makers from the Liberal Party. On the agenda were also round table discussions with think tanks, the ANU Centre for European Studies and the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

PERISCOPE - Occasional Analysis Paper Series, Vol 1.

Challenges of Energy Security in Australia, Europe and the Asia-Pacific

KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific proudly presents its latest publication. Periscope - a new format introduced this year - is an occasional analytical paper series meant to broaden our view by taking in perspectives from different angles. The format seeks to bring together perspectives from Germany, Europe and the Australia/Pacific region in an endeavour to augment our understanding of contemporary issues in the area of foreign and security policy as well as energy, economic and social policy matters. The first edition focusses on "Challenges of Energy Security in Australia, Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region".

Annual Report Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific 2018

The KAS Australia & Pacific Annual Report highlights all events and activities of the regional programme Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific.

This publication is only available in English.

Second Konrad Adenauer Lecture

Professor Sir Christopher Clark: “Uncertain Times. Germany, Europe and the World Order”

According to Professor Sir Christopher Clark, history should not be seen as a master, illuminating the way ahead of us, but more like an oracle: It offers us a variety of narratives, and it is only by attempting to understand and explain these stories that we deepen our understanding of today’s problems.

Parlament der Republik Fidschi | © Parliament of the Republic of Fiji

Parlamentswahlen in Fidschi 2018

Bei starken Regenfällen und teilweise Überflutungen waren die Fidschianer am 14. November 2018 aufgerufen, ihre Vertreter für die nächste Legislaturperiode des Parlaments der Republik Fidschi zu wählen. Aufgrund des schlechten Wetters fiel die Wahlbeteiligung mit 72 Prozent vergleichsweise gering aus, 2014 hatte die Wahlbeteiligung noch bei 84,6 Prozent gelegen. Darüber hinaus mussten 26 Wahlstationen wegen Überflutung geschlossen werden. Trotz dieser Beeinträchtigung ist es Premierminister Josaia Voreqe "Frank" Bainimarama mit seiner Partei FijiFirst gelungen, mit einem hauchdünnen Vorsprung von 0,02 Prozent die absolute Mehrheit zu verteidigen. Die Oppositionsparteien Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) und National Federation Party (NFP) hatten sich Hoffnungen auf einen Überraschungserfolg gemacht, doch nur SODELPA konnte am Ende einen Stimmengewinn von über 11 Prozent verzeichnen.

Turbulente Zeiten in Australiens Innenpolitik

Parteirevolte im bürgerlichen Lager

Scott Morrison wird „Leader“ der Liberal Party und Australiens neuer Premierminister

Der Australien-ASEAN-Sondergipfel: die neue Bedeutung der ASEAN für Australien

Vereint im Kampf gegen den Terrorismus

Im Februar vergangenen Jahres hatte der australische Premier Malcolm Turnbull gemeinsam mit der Premierministerin von New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, für März 2018 einen Australien-ASEAN-Sondergipfel in Sydney angekündigt. Sondergipfel sind für die südostasiatische Staatengemeinschaft und ihre zehn Dialogpartner (Australien, Kanada, China, die EU, Indien, Japan, Neuseeland, Russland, Südkorea und die USA) nichts Neues; dieses Gipfeltreffen vom 17. und 18. März in Sydney war allerdings das erste Treffen der Staats- und Regierungschefs der ASEAN-Länder dieser Art in Australien.

Special Report:3rd ASPI-KAS Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue

"Transforming the New Threat Landscape"

A Special Report detailing the findings of our 3rd Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue, published in cooperation with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

ACTIVITIES OF THE REGIONAL PROGRAMME AUSTRALIA AND THE PACIFIC 2017

Annual Report

Join us in a little time travel as we take a look back on the successful opening year that was 2017 for us here at the KAS Australia & the Pacific office, with the electronic release of our first Annual Report. It's been an adventure, but a fulfilling year of activities & political dialogue! A big thank you to our collaborative partners & stakeholders for their support - we are looking forward to continuing our work with you in 2018!

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.