A New North Korea?

Perspectives After the Inter-Korean Summit in Pyongyang

Spring in the fall? Can warming relations on the Korean Peninsula be permanent? more…

Stefan Samse, HyeKyung Lee | Country Reports | September 26, 2018

Winners and losers in politics and sports

South Korea's party system is in turmoil – while one party is in the process of dissolu-tion, two parties are merging and a new party is currently being formed. Furthermore the Winter Olympics have ended the diplomatic ice age between North and South Korea. Yet, not everyone in the South is happy with this rapprochement and the integration of Pyongyang in the games. more…

Stefan Samse, HyeKyung Lee | Country Reports | February 7, 2018

Perspectives on the Current Political Situation on the Korean Peninsula

Interview with Lee Seong-hyon, Ph.D. (Research Fellow, The Sejong Institute)

Last week, two research assistants of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Korea Office interviewed Prof. Lee of the Sejong Institute for Policy Studies. Prof. Lee is a security expert and his current research focuses on the political situation in and around North Korea, China and the United States. more…

Event Reports | October 12, 2017

Korea Global Forum 2017

New Paths to Peace on the Korean Peninsula through International Cooperation

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), together with the Ministry of Unification of the Republic of Korea and The ASAN Institute for Policy Studies, hosted the "Korea Global Forum 2017" on September 29, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. more…

Event Reports | September 29, 2017



Vocational education and training is a pillar of the German education system and takes on an important function in the social market economy. No formal restrictions to access are present for vocational education and training. Every student can apply for a training position, regardless if they have completed school, and which school they have completed. This removes barriers to the training system and enables a broad sector of the population to take a recognized vocational qualification and thereby have a good chance on the labour market. more…

Eva Rindfleisch, Felise Maennig-Fortmann | August 5, 2017