Cooperation for peace and security

  • Picture: Openphoto.com Karakoram Highway, historically a caravan trail, one branch of the ancient Silk Road

FES is convinced that a peaceful dialogue culture, including acceptance and appreciation of pluralism, fair negotiation and willingness to find consensus, is a milestone in the process of creating a peaceful, democratic and prosperous world.

In South Asia, we function as a platform for dialogue, helping non-governmental organizations, relevant state agencies and other stakeholders to map paths towards mutual understanding, reframe the relationship and identify entry points for a win-win cooperation..

In collaboration with our partners, we identify and discuss regional conflicts in the fields of security, resources, trade and relations with neighboring countries to develop effective strategic solutions and policy recommendations.

Current major topics are the peace and security policy implications of China’s Silk Road Initiative and conflict resolution approaches on the basis of the “Joint Regional Declaration” in Afghanistan and neighbouring countries, with an emphasis on the future of Afghanistan-Pakistan security and media relations; and multi-party dialogue formats involving stakeholders from India and Central Asia. 

News

  • 30.09.2017 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative: New possibilities for strategic cooperation?

    Amidst new financial and security dependencies arising along China's Silk Road Economic Belt, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and partners are working...

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  • 29.08.2017 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

    Pluralism not dogmatism

    Jakarta (Indonesia) – A new book reasserts Indonesia’s tradition of tolerance

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  • 12.07.2017 | Gender and social justice, Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

    Joint hearing on women's rights in Afghanistan

    Live stream today of the joint hearing on women's rights in Afghanistan at the European Parliament.

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Publications

  • Lora Saalman and Knut Dethlefsen | Cooperation for Peace and Security | Publication

    Following the Forum: China's Belt and Road Initiative and the EU

    This policy brief is meant to provide context for European decision makers as they encounter one of China’s most pervasive diplomatic and development...

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  • Richard Ghiasy and Jiayi Zhou | Cooperation for Peace and Security | Publication

    The Silk Road Economic Belt

    The Silk Road Economic Belt (the “Belt”) component of the Belt and Road Initiative, announced by Xi Jinping over four years ago, represents an...

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  • Shanthie Mariet D'Souza | Cooperation for Peace and Security | Publication

    India’s role in the economic stabilisation of Afghanistan

    The international military drawdown from Afghanistan led to a fall in the international financial assistance to the country. Against this background,...

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