The 8th batch of the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) met for the first time in Cambodia with participation from 9 different Asian countries to engage in a week long seminar of discussions with expert resource persons.
30 mid-level leaders in politics/governance from participating KASYP countries in South and South East Asia met from 2nd to 4th February to launch a new initiative called the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Young Political (KASYP) Leaders Caucus.
In this policy paper “Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Asia and Europe”, Patrick Rueppel (Senior Program Manager for Foreign and Security Policy, Geopolitics) discusses recent developments concerning terrorism and violent extremism in both regions and provides recommendations for the way forward.
This new book analyses ASEM’s future role in facilitating the connectivity of ideas and in enhancing cooperation in the non-traditional security and economic spheres as well as its potential impact on global governance.
On 31 October and 1 November 2016, the ‘Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia and the Pacific’ of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) organized the first joint Asia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue in Singapore.
Together with the East Asian Institute we held an expert workshop on "Revising the Security Architecture in The Greater East Asia".
The 6th NATO-Asia/Pacific Dialogue took place from the 15 to 16 September 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.
The 2015-2016 KASYP batch concluded their two year training programme in Germany on 9th of September. They met with German interlocutors from the federal to local level as well as visited important institutions, where they gained practical insights in the political machinery and functioning of the German system.
The second COSATT conference on “Migration and IDPs in South Asia” took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka on August 25th and 26th. We had the honour of having the evening keynote speech given by Dr. Klaus Schüler, Federal Director, CDU on “Migration in times of globalisation: Opportunities and challenges”.
In the latest issue of our journal Panorama, we present an analysis on the refugee crisis being faced in Asia and Europe.