Thinking Patterns Underlying Narratives of Violent Extremism and Conspiracy Theories
by Mahmoud Pargoo
Director of the Regional office of the KAS for Australia
Bertil Wenger is director of the regional office of the KAS for Australia, New Zealand and the Southern Pacific as of 1 September 2021. He is a lawyer by profession with a more than 20-year experience in policy consulting in the German Bundestag, public affairs companies and the CDU Headquarters in Berlin, where he was director of international relations from 2011-2021. His fields of experience include international relations and party developments, as well as foreign and security policy. He is married with two children.
by Bertil Wenger
Periscope Podcast #2/22 features a converation with Katja Theodorakis, Head of the Counterterrorism Program of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. In the podcast, KAS Director Bertil Wenger and ASPI's Katja Theodorakis both native Germans having grown up in Germany, analyse and discuss the current war in Ukraine and the German political reaction to it. For a better understanding both go back in history and by that in psychological peculiarities that are to be found in Germany's attempt to meet the challenges of this historic hour.
by Bertil Wenger
In his interview with the European People's Podcast, KAS Australia and Pacific Director Bertil Wenger discusses the EU's Indo-Pacific Strategy and relations with Australia, AUKUS and the future of German foreign policy post election, offering an insight into his current role and his experiences as International Secretary of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) during the last ten years of the Merkel government.