Publications

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Political Parties, Party Systems and Democratization in East Asia

This book describes how democracy is evolving in East Asia and how it assumes different forms in different countries, with political parties adapting and evolving alongside.

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SAARC – 25 Years of Regional Integration in South Asia

by Tomislav Delinic

KAS International Report 02/2011
In the eyes of the world SAARC, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, has enjoyed comparatively few successes since it was founded in 1985. The Charter signed by the founders of SAARC (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) promises much, but achieved few practical results. Any assessment, though, needs to take into account the regional situation and the complicated backdrop to the organisation’s formation.

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Asia and Europe - Moving Towards a Common Agenda

Panorama - Insights into European and Asian Affairs
This edition analyzes the actual “state of the art” of the bilateral relations between Asia and Europe. On the one hand, Asia and Europe share a series of concerns which in principle could provoke closer cooperation; but on the other hand, each region is preoccupied with its own agenda, which distracts attention for relations with the other side. Therefore it needs permanent efforts to transfer knowledge and information from one side to the “other” and to indicate areas of concern which in many cases are areas of common concern.

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Ageing And Politics - Consequences for Asia and Europe

by Wilhelm Hofmeister

Panorma - Insights into European and Asian Affairs
Panorama: Insights into Asian and European Affairs is a series of occasional papers published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s “Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia/Singapore”.

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The Asia-Europe Meeting

Engagement, Enlargement and Expectations
The book is a collection of the papers presented at the Roundtable organised by the EU Centre in Singapore and the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung on 6th August 2010. It also includes a summary of the key points that emerged from the discussions about the enlargement, the functions and the future of ASEM.

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Der 8. ASEM-Gipfel in Brüssel

by Wilhelm Hofmeister

Asien Online 3/2010: Am 04. und 05. Oktober 2010 wird in Brüssel das 8. Gipfeltreffen der Staats- und Regierungschefs aus Asien und Europa stattfinden. Seit dem ersten Treffen 1996 in Bangkok hat sich dieses Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) als wichtigstes Forum des biregionalen Dialogs etabliert.

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Security Politics in Asia and Europe

by Wilhelm Hofmeister

Panorama 02/2009 - Insights into Asian and European Affairs
In this issue of Panorama we bring together experts from Asia and Europe to offer the different dimensions of security politics in these two regions and its intersection with global security. This volume tries to present the various security political issues andfactors which confront Asia and Europe.

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"An Odd Man In" - Australiens Rolle in der internationalen Politik

by Wilhelm Hofmeister

in KAS-Auslandsinformationen 2/2010
Spätestens mit der Wahl von Premierminister Kevin Rudd im November 2007 wurde deutlich, dass Australien auch auf internationaler Ebene in den Strukturen und Prozessen einer „global governance“ eine aktive Rolle spielen will.

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Das Jahr des Tigers

by Wilhelm Hofmeister

Asien Online 2/2010