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The Indo-Pacific: Geostrategic challenges and opportunities for Australia and Germany

Speakers Linda Reynolds, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Peter Jennings and Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy


The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) are delighted to present our upcoming webinar ‘The Indo-Pacific: Geostrategic challenges and opportunities for Australia and Germany’.

This event will bring together The Honourable Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Federal Minister of Defence, Germany and Senator the Honourable Linda Reynolds CSC, Minister for Defence, Australia in a conversation, moderated by ASPI’s Peter Jennings. The keynote speakers will be introduced by Dr Beatrice Gorawantschy of KAS.

In the context of global geostrategic shifts and a changing transatlantic relationship, there is growing recognition in Germany for needing to shoulder more responsibility through its foreign and defence policy. Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer has advocated for Germany (and Europe) to play a more assertive role and ‘produce security and stability where it matters’. In this webinar, Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer and Senator Reynolds will discuss Australian–German Defence relations and the strategic outlook in the Indo-Pacific in light of the recent release of the German Government’s policy guidelines for the Indo-Pacific, under the heading 'Germany–Europe-Asia: Shaping the 21st Century Together', this signals commitment to actively shaping the rules-based order with partners across the globe.

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Linda Reynolds

Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC has been the Minister for Defence since March 2019. 

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has been Federal Minister of Defence since July 2019.

Peter Jennings

Peter Jennings is a Senior Fellow and was the executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) from May 2012 to May 2022.

Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy

Dr Beatrice Gorawantschy is the Director, Regional Programme KAS Australia and the Pacific