April 24, 2018

Security Architectures under Threat: The Status of Multilateral Fora

In this issue of our biannual journal Panorama: Insights into Asian and European Affairs, the papers provide an insight into the current security landscape in the context of the new global security challenges more…

April 5, 2018

Leadership Training in Campaigning

Third Training Workshop for KASYP Batch in Nepal

In order to further develop their skill set, 15 participants from six different Asian countries who make up the 8th KASYP batch met in Kathmandu for their third workshop to receive "Leadership Training in Campaigning". more…

April 5, 2018

Security cooperation in Southeast Asia

ASEAN Security Connecitivity, Second Workshop

KASPDA proceeded with the second edition of the ASEAN Security Connectivity (ASC) project. This time, we brought the ASC core group together in Hanoi, Vietnam in order to develop a way forward for ASEAN security cooperation. more…

March 15, 2018

Study trip to Berlin

Digitalization in Asia and Germany

How will the advancing digitalization in the coming decades influence our society, politics, work and security? And how can politics set framework conditions, promote positive developments and mitigate negative ones? 13 experts from nine Asian nations traveled to Berlin to discuss digital developments in Asia and Germany. more…

February 14, 2018

Annual Brochure 2017

Our activities in 2017

We are pleased to present you our activities of the year 2017. In addition to our established focus areas – enhancing security, empowering leaders and fostering transnational collaboration – we also put a stronger emphasis on understanding the digital impact that influences everybody’s lives, from Berlin to Beijing. more…

February 8, 2018

Commencement of the Ninth Series of Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP)

The future of politics in Asia looks bright when a dynamic group of young leaders from Asia gathered in Sri Lanka for a five day training course to kick start their two year engagement with the region and Germany. more…

December 22, 2017

Insights Asia

Insights Asia is the monthly newsletter of KAS Political Dialogue Asia, delivering current news and deeper insights into topics relevant for Asia to your inbox. Curated from 20 leading think tanks, 16 news outlets and 24 KAS programmes in Asia. more…

December 13, 2017

Security cooperation in Southeast Asia

ASEAN Security Connectivity

Although most contemporary security challenges are transnational in nature, ASEAN too often remains silent whenever such issues emerge. This is not for a lack of available policy instruments. more…

December 4, 2017

Cybersecurity for democratic processes

Workshop Hacked Elections

With increasing connectivity through the digital transformation, democracies are operating in a complex cyber and information environment. At our workshop on "Hacked Elections" we discussed how elections as well as public information flows can be subject to manipulation. more…

November 16, 2017

Addressing the Impact of Digitalization – What role for ASEM?

Since connectivity is the main theme of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), the question of digitalization was at the heart of this year’s 19th Asia-Europe Think Tank Dialogue on 15 and 16 November 2017 in Yangon / Myanmar. more…