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Policy Recommendations for Energy and Environmental Security

A Cooperative Approach in South Asia
The policy recommendations "Energy and Environmental Security in South Asia: A Cooperative Approach" are the result of a consultation process within the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT) about the essential aspects of the publication "Energy and Environmental Security: A Cooperative Approach in South Asia", which was released 12 October 2011 in the Maldives. They were released just before the 17th SAARC Summit at the Maldives in Sri Lanka, Nepal and India.

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G20 - Perceptions and Perspectives for Global Governance

by Wilhelm Hofmeister, Susanna Vogt

During the G20-summit 2010 in Seoul, the political leaders expanded the agenda of their discussions and triggered questions concerning the competences and capacities of the G20 regarding their contribution to "Global Governance".

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Energy and Environmental Security

A Cooperative Approach In South Asia
The book "Energy and Environmental Security: A Cooperative Approach In South Asia", edited by COSATT and the Regional Programme SAARC of KAS provides six country- and three regional-specific chapters about the most pressing challenges and opportunities for environment, climate and energy in South Asia.

Country Reports

Das Ende der Eiszeit?

by Tomislav Delinic, Marcel Schepp, Omar Mesbahuddin

Zum Gipfeltreffen Indiens und Bangladeshs
Mit den Beziehungen zwischen Indien und seinen Nachbarstaaten ist es – trotz vieler Gemeinsamkeiten – nicht immer zum Besten bestellt. Neben dem schon lange schwelenden und zuzeiten immer wieder aufflammenden Konflikt mit Pakistan sind es gerade auch die Beziehungen zum östlich gelegenen Nachbarland Bangladesh, die von der Ambivalenz indischer Außenpolitik gegenüber seinen Anrainern zeugen.

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Nepal´s National Interests I-IV

Foreign Policy, Internal Security, Federalism, Energy-Economy
CSAS and KAS have launched the Nepal´s National Interests Project (NIP) 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 Foreign Policy, Internal Security, Federalism and the Energy-Economy-sector.

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Political Parties

by Karsten Grabow, Wilhelm Hofmeister

Functions and Organisation in Democratic Societies
With this book, we examine the role of political parties in democratic societies. Its aim is to highlight the functions and organization of political parties and to provide a comprehensive overview of the topic.

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A Future For Democracy

Panorama – Insights into Asian and European Affairs
This issue of “Panorama – Insights into Asian and European Affairs” is concerned with the current and future state of democracy in different countries in the world, predominantly in Central and East Asia, but also Latin America and South Africa.The articles demonstrate the key factors contributing to the current pace of democratic developments in the examined countries, arguing that, especially in Asia, the political course of action, but also the societal attitude towards democracy proves to be a hindrance to any democratization efforts within this region.

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Going Global: Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea and South Africa in International Affairs

“Going Global: Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea and South Africa in International Affairs” is a collection of articles on the topics discussed at the forum held in May 2010 in Jakarta Indonesia. The analyses concentrate on the role of regional powers in global affairs, their contributions and reactions to global challenges, as well as their role within their respective region.

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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.