Energy Security in a Digitalized World and its Geostrategic Implications

Study by Frank Umbach, EUCERS/RSIS

Global energy systems are currently undergoing tremendous and multifold challenges. This ‘energy transition’ towards a non-fossil fuel energy system can be best described along three, mutually reinforcing strategic trends: decarbonization, digitalisation and decentralisation. Digitalisation has manifold impacts on energy suppliers, distributors and consumers as it provides opportunities for efficiency and sustainability, but also bears security threats. This study by Dr. Frank Umbach provides a comprehensive view on the impacts of digitalisation on the global energy system. more…

September 10, 2018

Digital economy: Four big shifts that could change our world


The digital economy materialises in several ways. High value innovations occur not just within services or platforms, but across them. Rapid technological change means that businesses and workers are constantly adapting. Lifestyles are similarly evolving to reap the benefits (or suffer the consequences) that technology brings. The conveniences of the digital economy also bring security issues and new forms of crime. more…

September 7, 2018

Second Training Workshop for KASYP Batch 2018-2019

“Local Governance and Development”

The second training workshop of each Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) batch focuses on the local dimension of sustainable development and good governance. In order to explore and discuss a variety of initiatives of local institutions and stakeholders, the 9th KASYP batch met in Penang. more…

Event Reports | August 20, 2018

Asian Women Parliamentarian Caucus(AWPC)

Women Education and Economic Empowerment Turning Actions into Progress

Women’s equality and economic empowerment is integral to all dimensions of inclusive and sustainable development. As we still face significant gaps in women’s empowerment, it is important that policymakers from the countries in the region engage in dialogue and exchange of expertise and best practices on how to achieve women empowerment in practice. more…

Event Reports | August 14, 2018

Political Change

Panorama Insights into Asian and European Affairs

In recent years, domestic politics in both Europe and Asia have arguably become less predictable and prone to sudden, unexpected changes. Although domestic volatility is not a new phenomenon in either region, contemporary drivers are analogous and may be a reflection of a new era, with significant implications for both domestic and foreign policies. more…

July 17, 2018