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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…

August 5, 2017

KASYP-LC Expert Meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

14 KAS Young Political Leaders Caucus members met in Bangkok to share country reports and discuss the implementation challenges of the SDGs in their respective political spheres. more…

August 4, 2017


Perhaps, after 50 years of cordial cooperation and largely peaceful integration in a heterogeneous region, beset with conflict potential and of great strategic interest to great, sometimes hostile, powers, one can reach the conclusion that Southeast Asia minus ASEAN would be a lot less secure. more…

July 17, 2017

Singapore’s View on the G20 Summit 2017

As the Chair of the Global Governance Group (3G) Singapore represented the interests of small and medium-sized countries at the 22nd G20-Summit in Hamburg. more…

June 28, 2017

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

An outstanding German statesman and a great European has passed away. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of former German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl, the Chancellor of German reunification and Honorary Citizen of Europe. more…

June 27, 2017

Letters of condolences on behalf of the Singaporean Government on the passing of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, and his predecessor and current MP, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, expressed their condolences in two separate letters. more…

June 9, 2017

31st Asia-Pacific Roundtable, Malaysia

The Future of the Asia Pacific: Issues and Institutions in Flux

From 22-24 May 2017, the long-term KAS Partner Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia and the ASEAN-ISIS think-tank network hosted the 31st Asia-Pacific Roundtable (APR). KAS has been sponsoring the annual APR for many years and was yet again well represented in Kuala Lumpur. more…