Patrick Rüppel

Senior Programme Manager for Foreign and Security Policy, Geopolitics

Contact

patrick.rueppel@kas.de +65 6603 6166 +65 6227 8343

Department

Publications

Kambodscha Publikation

Is Europe’s Future in Asia?

by Patrick Rüppel

The Asia-Europe Meeting as an Instrument of the Rules-Based Multilateral Order
The world order as we have known it for decades is in turmoil. Countries in Europe and Asia in particular have been profiting from the rules-based multilateral order which provided them with security and allowed them to prosper. Therefore, they are strongly affected by the current volatility. Instead of relying on other powers, countries in both regions should work together and proactively shape the future of multilateralism through the Asia-Europe Meeting.

Event Reports

4th Asia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue

by Patrick Rüppel

“The keyword when talking about collaboration between the state and civil-society organizations on CVE is genuine consultation”, Malaysia’s Foreign Minister YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah

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ASEAN-EU Security Connectivity: From Political Declarations to Practical Cooperation

by Patrick Rüppel

Security and multilateralism have become key policy fields for cooperation between ASEAN and the EU. But KAS Senior Program Manager Patrick Rüppel argues that it is necessary to have more practical cooperation projects in these areas if the two regions want to move towards a strategic partnership.

Event Reports

Young Experts Discuss Security Threats in Asia and Beyond

by Patrick Rüppel

15 experts from 13 different countries in the Asia-Pacific region joined the initial meeting of the KAS Network of Young Asian Security Experts in Berlin. They discussed current and strategic national security threats to their respective countries and had in-depth exchanges with German policy- and decision-makers.

International Reports

Is Europe’s Future in Asia?

by Patrick Rüppel

The Asia-Europe Meeting as an Instrument of the Rules-Based Multilateral Order
The world order as we have known it for decades is in turmoil. Countries in Europe and Asia in particular have been profiting from the rules-based multilateral order which provided them with security and allowed them to prosper. Therefore, they are strongly affected by the current volatility. Instead of relying on other powers, countries in both regions should work together and proactively shape the future of multilateralism through the Asia-Europe Meeting.

Event Reports

Digitalization Likely to Reshape the Cooperation between Asia and Europe

by Patrick Rüppel

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.

Event Reports

7th NATO-Asia/Pacific Dialogue underlines benefits of regular exchange

by Patrick Rüppel

"In today's world partnership is a necessity, not a luxury", this statement made by The Honorable Rose E. Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) at a roundtable discussion of the 7th NATO-Asia/Pacific Dialogue underlines the spirit of this year’s dialogue in Brussels. Over the course of two days, the high-ranking Asian delegation had bilateral briefings at the NATO Headquarters and engaged in a closed-door dialogue addressing questions of great power politics, projecting stability, cyber security, and NATO's perception in Asia-Pacific.

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Singapore’s View on the G20 Summit 2017

by Patrick Rüppel

Despite not being a member of the G20, the Republic of Singapore participated in the 22nd G20 Summit in Hamburg / Germany. As the Chair of the Global Governance Group (3G), the city-state represented the interests of small and medium-sized countries who play an equally important role in the international economic system. It was Singapore’s 7th participation in a G20 Summit. The country wants to advance the G20 agenda and promote stronger engagement between the G20 and the wider United Nations system.