Publications

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Climate Change Diplomacy

by Patrick Rüppel

The Way Forward for Asia and Europe
Although the problematic consequences of climate change are undeniable, internationalnegotiations are characterized by strategies which are still primarily driven by national interests.How can this attitude be changed? How can agreements and commitments be achievedin international negotiations? While much research has been done on the causes and impactsof climate change, there is a lack of discussion on the way that international climate changediplomacy has been carried out. This gap shall be addressed in our publication.

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Migration and Integration

by Patrick Rüppel

Common Challenges and Responses from Europe and Asia
Both Asia and Europe are facing common problems in terms of demographic change, the need to rebound from the economic crises and worries about their attractiveness in light of projected needs for legal migration. Some in Europe are even expressing concerns that the EU is losing ground in the “global war for talent”. This makes legal migration both a battleground for the best and brightest, but also an opportunity to go beyond continental solutions to migration and foster genuine cooperation so that both continents can reap the rewards.

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Maritime Security and Piracy

by Patrick Rüppel

The Common Challanges and Responses from Europe and Asia
Over the past decade, security of the oceans has evolved into one of the key challenges tointernational security in Asia. While some of the threats to maritime security are not presentin Europe geographically and are not as severe as they are in Asia, security of the oceans is ofutmost concern to the European Union and the countries in the region.

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Myanmar in Transition: Polity, People & Processes

by Kerstin Duell

Panorama-Insights into Asian and European Affairs
This issue of “Panorama – Insights into Asian and European Affairs” analyses the focal areas of Myanmar's political transition - institution-building, principal actors and long-term processes that will hopefully lead toward a democratic, federal state

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Parliaments in Asia

Institution Building and Political Development
This book examines the role that parliaments - a key institution of democracy - play in East, Southeast and South Asia including Taiwan and Hong Kong.

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COSATT goes online

Launch of the official Website of the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks
Supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT) has launched its official website http://www.cosatt.org/, providing a comprehensive knowledge base on South Asia and the SAARC countries.

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Afghanistan in SAARC

Towards Deeper Engagement
In May 2013 the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized a regional conference on “Afghanistan in SAARC: Towards Deeper Engagement” in Kathmandu. The program fulfilled a long-felt need to identify possibilities and hurdles for a deeper engagement of Afghanistan into the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). It was conceived so as to initiate scholarly debate over a possible regional solution for Afghanistan beyond 2014. This paper gives a comprehensive overview of the most important findings of the conference.

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Building Bridges

Strneghtehing Physical, Emotional and Economic Links in South Asia
Published by the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT), this edition combines an account of perspectives, opportunities and success stories of regional cooperation and connectivity in South Asia. It was released on 24 May 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal, by the Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), H.E. Ahmed Saleem. Previous works of COSATT include "Towards Greater Regional Connectivity" (2008), "Countering Terrorism" (2010) and "Energy and Environmental Security: A Cooperative Approach in South Asia" (2011).

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Nepal's National Interests V-VII

Secularism, Free and Responsible Media and Foreign Employment
CSAS and KAS have launched the Nepal´s National Interests Project in order to discuss the most fundamental areas of challenges for the young democracy of Nepal. In this book the findings of the first four NIP-events have been summarized to reflect the discussions on the topics of secularism, free and rResponsible Media and foreign employment.

Country Reports

Aung San Suu Kyi bekräftigt Führungsanspruch der NLD in Myanmar

by Wilhelm Hofmeister

Historischer Parteikongress wählt die Friedensnobelpreisträgerin zur Parteivorsitzenden
Historischer Parteikongress wählt die Friedensnobelpreisträgerin zur Parteivorsitzenden. Doch vor der Übernahme von Regierungsverantwortung muss die NLD noch ernsthafte Anstrengungen zur organisatorischen und programmatischen Erneuerung unternehmen.