06 Nov 2020
ASPI Presents - The Indo-Pacific: Geostrategic challenges and opportunities for Australia and Germany
A dialogue with the Defence Ministers of Australia and Germany
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) present ‘The Indo-Pacific: Geostrategic challenges and opportunities for Australia and Germany’ with 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, and introductions 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 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.