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

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes: more…

June 17, 2017

Theme Week Security 2016: Artificial Islands in the South China Sea

Legal and Strategic Perspectives

On May 17, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the SLOC Study Group—Korea held their 6th joint conference at The Plaza Hotel in Seoul. The overarching theme of the conference—artificial islands in the South China Sea—produced a lot of fruitful discussion as well as debate. It was clear that the two organizations had built a strong tradition of German-Korean dialogue. more…

Event Reports | June 1, 2016

Theme Week Security 2016: Transnational Risk Assessment and Responses


On May 16, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and RINSA held their 6th joint conference at the Westin Chosun hotel in Seoul amid a wide diversity of panels and presentations. The key headlines were related to the growing threat of transnational risks on cyber, migration and epidemic dimensions. Europe and Asia became the prevailing theme as the German-Korean exploration for common ground spurred fruitful discussions. more…

Event Reports | May 24, 2016

Expert’s Meeting: A Post-Evaluation of the 20th Parliamentary Election

A week after the 20th parliamentary elections in South Korea, the KAS Korea Office invited representatives of the two major parties, Saenuri and Minjoo, as well as members of citizens’ initiatives to join an experts meeting to discuss the unexpected outcome of the election. The main topics of this cross-party discussion which was held on April 20th included possible reasons for the loss of the Saenuri Party in the recent election and potential long-term consequences for Korean politics. Prof. Emeritus Jang-Hie Lee of the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies moderated the lively discussion. more…

Event Reports | April 27, 2016