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ASEAN Security Connectivity: Second Workshop

“Concept and Practice”

Building on the great success of the inaugural workshop on ASEAN Security Connectivity (ASC) in Singapore, KASPDA proceeded with the second edition from March 19 to 21 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Together with our valued partner, the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) and the KAS Vietnam country office, we brought the ASC core group together again, in order to develop a way forward for ASEAN security cooperation.

Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP): Third Training Workshop for KASYP Batch 2017-2018

Leadership Training in Campaigning in Kathmandu, Nepal

The Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) is a regional programme for Asian political leaders aged 25-35 years old who have a keen interest in developing personal skills sets and knowledge capacities in order to better contribute to their democratic political parties and communities back home. In order to further develop their skill set, the 8th KASYP batch met in Nepal from 26th to 30th March 2018 for their third workshop; this time to receive "Leadership Training in Campaigning".

Digitalization in Asia and Germany

Study trip of Asian experts to Berlin

How will the advancing digitalization in the coming decades influence our society, politics, work and security? And how can politics set framework conditions, promote positive developments and mitigate negative ones? At the invitation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 13 experts from nine Asian nations traveled to Berlin to exchange ideas with German representatives from politics, science and industry for a week.

Commencement of the Ninth Series of Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP)


20 young leaders, eight different Asian countries, one week in Sri Lanka. This was the first training programme for the ninth batch of the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP), held from 29th January to 3rd February 2018.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

"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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