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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…

November 15, 2017

Political Dialogue with Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community & Youth

What is women’s role in society? What are the government reforms in providing adequate work-life balance in Singapore? and what is Singapore’s approach to countering human trafficking? These were some questions addressed in a tea session with KAS's network of Asian Women Parliamentarians (AWPC) more…

November 2, 2017

Panel discussion

Germany has decided - What´s next?

Five weeks ago, Germany has decided. The CDU stayed the strongest party. But the political competition has widened and for the first time in 60 years, the new German Bundestag has six factions, ranging from far-left to far-right. Thus, a valid question remains: What’s next? more…

October 17, 2017

7th NATO-Asia/Pacific Dialogue underlines benefits of regular exchange

Security experts from 11 Asian countries participated in this year's NATO-Asia/Pacific Dialogue on 16 and 17 October 2017 in Brussels. more…

October 6, 2017

Final Workshop of the 7th KASYP Batch in Germany

The Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia brought a delegation of 18 young political leaders from eight Asian countries to Berlin, Erfurt, and Jena in order to experience German election campaign first-hand. more…

October 5, 2017

ASEAN Roundtable 2017

Partnering up with KAS PDA, the ASEAN Studies Centre brought a number of experts to Singapore in order to discuss past achievements as well as future challenges of ASEAN. more…

September 27, 2017

ASEAN at 50 - A Look at its External Relations

As ASEAN marks its 50th anniversary, we have dedicated this issue of our journal Panorama Insights into Asian and European Affairs to analyse ASEAN’s relations with several of its dialogue partners in the ever changing global landscape. more…

September 8, 2017

Local Governance, Development and Politics

Good governance at the local level is just as crucial as it is at the national level, if not more. 16 fellows of the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) met in Penang, Malaysia to discuss and share best practices across Asia with invited expert resource persons and relevant stakeholders in Penang. more…