From the Desert to World Cities - The New Terrorism

Panorama - Insights into Asian and European Affairs

In this issue of Panorama: Insights into Asian and European Affairs, we have askedauthors from various countries to shed light on the factors that have contributed to therecent development in the Middle East and to discuss the implications of terrorism onsocieties in Asia and Europe. Special attention was given to the recruitment of young people, the attractiveness of terrorist groups to the youth, the role of religion and socialmedia, as well as preventive de-radicalization measures.

Jahresbericht 2014

Unsere Arbeit in Singapur

Wir freuen uns, Ihnen den Jahresbericht unserer Aktivitäten 2014 vorstellen zu können. Der Bericht bietet einen Überblick über unsere Arbeitsschwerpunkte, unsere aktuellsten Publikationen sowie die zahlreichen Konferenzen, welche wir im Laufe des letzten Jahres durchgeführt haben. Bitte beachten Sie, dass der Bericht nur in englischer Sprache verfügbar ist.

Die Zukunft der Asiatisch-Europäischen Zusammenarbeit

Shaping a common Future for Asia and Europe

Dieser Band schließt ein dreijähriges Projekt der Konrad Adenauer Stiftung ab, welches in Kooperation mit der Europäischen Union entstanden ist. Durch unseren "EU-Asia Dialogue" ist ein Netzwerk von Akademikern, Policymakern und NGOs entstanden, welches eine Plattform für den Austausch von Erfahrungen und "Best Practices" bietet.

Was bedeutet der Aufstieg des Islamischen Staat (IS) für Südostasien? - Einfluss, Wahrnehmung und Reaktion

Von Marcel Schlobach

Die vorliegende Arbeit untersucht den Einfluss der Terrormiliz Islamischer Staat (IS) in Südostasien mit besonderem Fokus auf Indonesien, Malaysia und die Philippinen. Ziel der Arbeit ist es, einen Überblick über die Implikationen des Aufstiegs des IS für Südostasien zu verschaffen.

The Future of Asia-Europe Cooperation

Shaping a Common Future for Europe and Asia

This booklet concludes a three-year project co-funded by the EuropeanUnion and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The “EU-Asia Dialogue” establisheda network of policymakers, academics and non-governmental actors;thus providing a platform for exchange and policy learning.

Social Cohesion

Adressing Social Divide in Europe and Asia

There is a great opportunity for exchange on policies which have workedand lessons learnt. Numerous countries in Asia and Europe have introduced policy initiativesto address various aspects of social cohesion. Many of these initiatives tackle differentsub-topics of this sometimes vague concept. While the policies themselves are often nottransferable, they can still provide ideas and could be adapted to local circumstances.

Representatives of the Asian Women Parliamentarian Caucus condemn the assasination attempt against Hon. Shukria Barakzai

Just a month ago, a group of Asian women parliamentarians gathered in Singapore to discuss common policy areas and steps forward to forge stronger women's political participation in the region. Hon. Shukria Barakzai, Member of Parliament Afghanistan was one of the delegates who actively contributed to the discussions. Just this week on the 16th of November, the caucus heard the news of her attack in Kabul and publish the following statement to express solidarity against the attack.

Europe - Surging Forward

Has Europe failed? If one reads some of the critical comments of recent years, this impression may actually arise. Does all this together mean that the project of ever closer European Union is unrealistic, and that EU member states should instead rely more on national forces again and seek to step away from integration into common European structures and institutions? For this issue of Panorama: Insights into Asian and European Affairs, we have asked authors from different European countries to analyze the European integration and the European Union from their points of view.

Trafficking in Human Beings

Learning from Asian and European Experiences

Europe and Asia are closely linked on the issue of human trafficking.A large number of Asian nationals are being trafficked and smuggled to Europe towork in the sex industry, as berry pickers or in labour-intensive industries. In this context, closer cooperation between Europe and Asia is desirable. In order to contribute to the understanding of the current developments and initiativeson trafficking in human beings, this publication includes papers with perspectives fromEurope and Asia. What are the current trends? What strategies do countries apply? How can they cooperate?

More than a game: Sports, Society and Politics

In this edition of the Panorama, we explore the relationship between sports and politics and the impact it has on societies globally. Although the adage says that sports and politics do not mix, sports is actually more than just a game. Sports and sporting events serve a wide variety of political purposes, ranging from a supposed symbol for peace to a staging ground for rivalries at the local, regional, national and international levels.