Publications

Tomohiro Ohsumi, Reuters

Es ist nicht alles Gold, was glänzt

Die Einflussnahme der Kommunistischen Partei Chinas ­auf die politische Elite in Südostasien

Die Kommunistische Partei Chinas versteht es, Wirtschaft und Politik miteinander zu verweben. In Südostasien trifft Peking auf einen fruchtbaren Nährboden. Die Gründe dafür sind vielfältig. Aber die Verbindungen sind mit konkreten Konsequenzen für Deutschland und die EU verbunden.

ADLA Video Series 2020: Why Democracy Matters?

Interview with Ms. Sajina Karki of Nepal

“The beauty of democracy is that the opposition in the parliament is able to check the government.” Read below the interesting insights from Ms. Sajina Karki as she answers the question on “Why Democracy Matters?”. Ms. Karki is a fellow of KASYP Batch 06 and she is the alumni representative of Nepal. She is currently a member of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party of Nepal. #ADLA4Democracy

ADLA Video Series 2020: Why Democracy Matters?

Interview with Mr. Tun Myint Kyaw (Minn Latt) of Myanmar

“Democracy is flexible, democracy is adaptable, and democracy is resilient if we work together, negotiate our conflicts and make a compromise. By that means, we can survive and sustain democracy not only as a practice but also as a society as a whole.” This is what Mr. Minn Latt has shared in his interview on the question “Why Democracy Matters”. Mr. Minn Latt is a fellow of KASYP batch 01 and currently the alumni representative of Myanmar. He is a member of the Central Committee of the Mon Unity Party of Myanmar. Find his interview below as he answers the questions: “Why do you think democratic values and principles are important for your country?”, “In your context, what do you think are the main challenges to democracy?”, and lastly, “As a young leader, what can you do to ensure that you become and remain a democratic leader?”. #ADLA4Democracy

ADLA Video Series 2020: Why Democracy Matters?

Interview with Ms. Jargalan Batbayar of Mongolia

“Being a democratic leader means being an inclusive leader, and it is important to keep sight of the democratic process when we face difficult decisions. This is a lifelong commitment for us, and it’s always a work in progress. Also, political leadership is always about public service, and we must never forget that we work to serve our people.” Find the interview with Ms. Jargalan Batbayar of Mongolia below where she shares her answers to the questions “Why democratic values and principles are important for her country?”, “What are the main challenges to democracy?”, and “What can she do to ensure that she becomes or remains a democratic leader?”. Ms. Batbayar is the alumni representative for KASYP Mongolia National Chapter. She also belongs to KASYP Batch 09 #ADLA4Democracy

ADLA Video Series 2020: Why Democracy Matters?

Interview with Ms. Rizky Putri Amalia of Indonesia

“Because of democracy, Indonesia became more stable in terms of its economy as well as equally in development. People in Indonesia became more educated and more open-minded.” This was the answer of Ms. Rizky Putri Amalia when asked about the importance of democracy for her country. Ms. Amalia is a Fellow of the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) batch 06 and the alumni representative for KASYP Cambodia National Alumni Chapter. In this interview, Ms. Amalia shares her insights on “Why democratic values and principles are important for her country?”, “What are the main challenges to democracy?”, and “What can she do to ensure that she becomes or remains a democratic leader?”. #ADLA4Democracy

ADLA Video Series 2020: Why Democracy Matters

Interview with Mr. Girish Kumar of India

To remain a democratic leader, Mr. Girish Kumar shares that Gandhi’s life is a message which a young leader like him should just follow to become and remain a democratic leader. He shared a quote from Gandhi, “Whenever you are in doubt or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man or woman whom you may have seen and ask yourself if the steps you contemplate is going to be of any use to him or her. Will he or she gain anything by it? Will it restore him or her to a control his or her own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj i.e. freedom for the hungry and spiritually starving millions? Then you will find your doubts and yourself melt away.” #ADLA4Democracy

ADLA Video Series 2020: Why Democracy Matters?

Interview with Mr. Astik Sinha of India

“Democracy for us in India is not just a word in the constitution, it is a way of life.” Read below the interesting insights from Mr. Astik Sinha as he answers the question on “Why Democracy Matters.” Mr. Sinha is a fellow of KASYP Batch 06 and he is one of the alumni representatives of India. He is currently working for the Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs of India and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). #ADLA4Democracy

ADLA Video Series 2020: Why Democracy Matters?

Interview with Mr. Samouen Taing from Cambodia

With the current challenges to democracy around the world, we turn to our young leaders in Asia for answers. This ADLA video series is a project that seeks answers on the question “Why democracy matters?” To start this series, we have Mr. Samoeun Taing, who is a fellow of the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) batch 07, the alumni representative of the KASYP Cambodia National Alumni Chapter, and a member of the Cambodian People’s Party. In this video, Mr. Taing shares his insights on “Why democratic values and principles are important for his country?”, “What are the main challenges to democracy?”, and “What can he do to ensure that he becomes or remains a democratic leader?”. #ADLA4Democracy #KASYP4Democracy

Women, Policy and Political Leadership

Regional Perspectives

We are pleased to present the second edition of our book Women,Policy and Political Leadership: Regional Perspectives. The papers of the first edition have been updated by prominent authors from around the world to include the latest regional insights into the situation of female political leadership and prospects as well as challenges.

Trust in Politics

Panorama special issue - Insight into Asian and European Affairs

The PANORAMA special issue “Trust in Politics” examines the question of trust. It seeks to analyse and portray the varied roles trust plays in states, societies, and international relations in Asia and Europe.