Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir warns of the impacts of a trade war between the superpowers

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir is warning of the impacts of a trade war between the US and China on Southeast Asia. "The US-China mega trade war may be a symptom of something far worse – growing rivalry between the world's two biggest powers developing into another Cold War." Malaysia depends on both the US and Chinese markets and for geopolitical reasons is caught in between. One way to overcome the hurdle is to build capacity and to develop competitiveness, particularly among ASEAN neighbours, to cushion the impact of the collision of superpowers. Tun Dr. Mahathir said this in his keynote address at the Institute of Strategic & International Studies Malaysia’s Praxis conference 2019 themed “Malaysia beyond 2020” on October 21 in Kuala Lumpur. KAS has been cooperating with ISIS Malaysia for several years, on the annual “Malaysia-Germany Security Dialogue”, and is now supporting the “ISIS Praxis Conference” series.

Angela Merkel

Pemimpin Eropah Yang Paling Berpengaruh

This is a Malay language translation of Matthew Qvortrup's book "Angela Merkel: Europe's Most Influential Leader." It tells the story of Mrs. Merkel's upbringing, her influences and her eventual path to power in Germany.

EU─ASEAN Relations

Perspectives from Malaysia

This booklet aims to provide the latest update on the EU-ASEAN relations. It is intended to allow readers to get a quick impression of the most significant aspects of this matter, with a specific view from the Malaysian perspective.

Intervention and Non-intervention

Policy Ideas for a Social Market Economy in Malaysia

This policy paper hopes to bring aspects of the Social Market Economy to the ongoing economic discussions among Malaysian decision-makers regarding ways to move the nation's economic and social well-being forward.

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

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes:

Api dan Cahaya

Bagaimana Pencerahan Telah Mengubah Dunia Kita

This is a Malay language translation of the writing of James MacGregor Burns, originally published in 2013. Burns discusses the origins of the Enlightenment and tracks its effects down to the American civil war and to its effects in the 21st century. He further argues the importance of the Enlightenment as the foundation of a successful democracy.

Hak Manusia

Rights of Man

A Malay language translation of "Rights of Man" (1791) by Thomas Paine.

Jalan Perhambaan

The Road to Serfdom

"The Road to Serfdom" is Friedrich von Hayek's influential book that has significantly impacted twentieth-century economic and political discourses between the conservatives and the liberals. Now available in the Malay language. Translation by Al-Mustaqeem Mahmood Radhi.

Pendidikan Sivik Untuk Penyuburan Demokrasi

Civic Education for the Enrichment of Democracy

This is the third book from the "Reformasi Pendidikan" series that looks into the Malaysian education system to explore ways in which it could reform itself.

Fairness, Competition and Development: Foundations for a Social Market Economy in Malaysia


A group of Malaysian and international experts studied the Social Market Economy model of Germany and compared it to the situation in Malaysia, and came up with this framework of ideas and recommendations to contribute constructively to the economic discussions in Malaysia.