East Asian Security Architecture – The Status of Multilateral Fora

July 28 Friday


July 28, 2017


Hong Kong



The security challenges in Asia are manifold. Despite growing economic ties, mistrust has remained and due to shifts in the balance of power, in parts even increased. This closed-door workshop offered an opportunity to discuss recent developments.

Also available in Deutsch

In recent years, the security situation in Asia has become much more volatile. This concerns not only maritime and territorial disputes, but increasing armament, growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, terrorism, nationalism as well as non-traditional threats. Despite these prevailing challenges, attempts to establish a cooperative security environment to contain these insecurities and build trust have been limited in their success. This workshop, organized by the Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), in cooperation with the Department of Asian and International Studies of the City University Hong Kong and the East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore, addressed the role of multilateral fora in Southeast and Northeast Asia, the future role of the US and identified issue-areas for an enhanced Europe-Asia security cooperation.

Contact person

Patrick Rüppel

Senior Programme Manager for Foreign and Security Policy, Geopolitics

Patrick Rüppel
Phone +65 6603 6166
Fax +65 6227 8343
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English


City University of Hong Kong East Asian Institute