Country Reports

Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

Parlamentswahlen in Singapur

Fünf Fragen zu den Wahlen im Little Red Dot

Am Freitag gehen die Wähler im südostasiatischen Stadtstaat Singapur an die Urnen – trotz Covid-19. Das Virus sorgt für einen ungewöhnlichen Wahlkampf sowie für erhöhten logistischen Aufwand am Wahltag.

Quelle: Gotabaya Rajapaksa (https://gota.lk/photo-album/?album=1942).

Auf Messers Schneide: Sri Lanka nach der Wahl

Einschätzungen zur sri lankischen Präsidentschaftswahl und Gotabaya Rajapaksas Präsidentschaft

Sri Lanka hat einen neuen Präsidenten gewählt. Der ehemalige Verteidigungsminister Gotabaya Rajapaksa hat sich deutlich gegen seine Konkurrenten durchgesetzt. Die Wähler trauen ihm zu, die vielen Probleme des Landes zu lösen – er könnte es aber auch in eine Autokratie verwandeln.

Präsidentschaftswahlen in Sri Lanka

Was Sie wissen müssen und warum die Wahlen auch für Europa relevant sind

Am Samstag steht Sri Lanka vor der Wahl. Im kleinen Inselstaat im indischen Ozean wird das mächtigste politische Amt neu besetzt. Zwei Tage vor den Wahlen endet der Wahlkampf offiziell, ab jetzt dürfen die Präsidentschaftskandidaten nicht mehr für sich werben. Was Sie über die Wahl wissen müssen und warum sie auch für Europa relevant ist, haben wir im Folgenden für Sie zusammengefasst.

ASEAN and the US.Perspectives of Southeast Asia on Relations with the US since Donald Trump

Since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, US foreign relations with many countries and regions of the world have significantly altered. Examples of this include the escalating trade conflict with China and the marked departure from the policies of the Obama administration. This is despite the fact that the US under Trump recognizes the importance of Southeast Asia, especially regarding China. How have US relations with ASEAN developed since Trump, and how are US priorities shaping up in times of weakened multilateralism, impending arms races, and escalating tensions in ASEAN and its individual member states? The following is an illustration of the US’ ambivalent role in the region.

The 33rd ASEAN Summit - A Review

It is difficult these days to go about one’s daily business in the popular shopping area around Singapore's Suntec City Convention Centre. The cause of the congestion is the second summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2018, together with a number of additional meetings with selected external partners ASEAN traditionally hosts in the margins of this biannual summit. The most important among the additional meetings being held this year is the East Asia Summit (EAS). Incidentally, it was in the same building, Suntec City Convention Centre, where members of the newly formed World Trade Organization came together for the first time in 1996 - just months before the region entered the biggest economic crisis in its history.

Activities Report 2017

We are pleased to present you our activities of the year 2017. It provides an overview of the topics we worked on, our publications and the various dialogues we have organized in the year.

ASEAN@50

Celebrating five decades of regional stability

In 1984, then French President Mitterrand and German Chancellor Kohl held hands on the World War I battlefields of Verdun. This great symbol of reconciliation and benevolence between two former adversaries highlighted a new found European friendship; a new peaceful European order, which culminated in the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for the common project, the European Union (EU). The European integration process is without a doubt one of the great achievements of the 20th century; but it is not the only one.

Policy Paper No. 4 "Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Asia and Europe"

Countering violent extremism and terrorism has been a top priority of governments in Asia and Europe for many years. Terrorist cells posed a severe threat to home security, even before the emergence of Daesh. However, as a consequence of Asian and European citizens joining Daesh, terrorists have been able to establish networks among fighters from both regions. It has thus become imperative that governments from Asia and Europe enhance their collaboration and coordination in all dimensions of counter-terrorism efforts.

Activities Report 2016

We are pleased to present you our activities of the year 2016. It provides an overview of the topics we worked on, our publications and the various dialogues we have organized in the year.

Countering Daesh Extremism - European and Asian Responses

Panorama Insight Into Asian and European Affairs

We are pleased to present this special issue of Panorama: Insights into Asian and European Affairs Countering Daesh Extremism - European and Asian Responses which has been published in collaboration with The International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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