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ASEAN Security Connectivity: Inaugural Workshop

"Defining Problem and Project"

“Due to the animosity of the past, regional integration is still at a stage of confidence building. This does not mean that ASEAN should remain stuck with process. On the contrary, tangible cooperation on the ground can and must be part of further confidence building. Limited security as well as societal cooperation within existing mechanisms is most appropriate to advance trust building and transparency, and ultimately regional integration.” more…

Dr. Frederick Kliem | Event Reports | December 13, 2017

Hacked Elections

The importance of cybersecurity for democratic processes

With increasing connectivity through the digital transformation, democracies are operating in a complex cyber and information environment. Elections as well as public information flows can be subject to manipulation. The concern that voting machines can be hacked or that voter registration databases can be tampered has been around for years but after the latest elections in the U.S. and in France we must state that cyberattacks also play a major role in political influencing. more…

Katharina Naumann | Event Reports | December 4, 2017

Digitalization Likely to Reshape the Cooperation between Asia and Europe

19th Asia-Europe Think Tank Dialogue in Myanmar

Is digitalization still the purely positive force it was long perceived as? In light of recent developments, this rather romanticizing concept has to be critically examined. Digitalization is already and will continue to impact key elements of politics and society. Developments in the digital space will increase the connectivity – with both positive and negative consequences. 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…

Patrick Rüppel | Event Reports | November 16, 2017

The World in 2030: Women, Development and Policy

AWPC Expert Meetings 2017

“Changing norms should be at the top of the 2030 Agenda. We all have a role to play in challenging these adverse social norms and reshaping stereotypes.” This was the conclusion from The UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women´s Economic Empowerment, and one that was also reaffirmed during the Asian Women Parliamentarian Caucus (AWPC) meetings that took place in Singapore. more…

Dilpreet Kaur | Event Reports | November 15, 2017

Germany has decided - What´s next?

Five weeks ago, Germany has decided. The CDU stayed the strongest party. But on 24 September 2017, the people´s parties had convinced less voters than expected, whereas the so called “race for the third place” was won by the AfD, a euro critical and right wing populist party, which has not even been in existence five years ago. It had gained more votes than the liberals, the greens and the leftist party, who all still made it into parliament. more…

Katharina Naumann | Event Reports | November 2, 2017