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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…

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…