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08.04.2020 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum & China’s Belt Road Initiative: A match made at sea?

China has become Indonesia’s largest trading partner and its third largest foreign investor. Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum and China’s Belt Road...


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01.04.2020 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Analysis: The Belt and Road Initiative in Malaysia

China’s geopolitics and geoeconomics are challenged by democratic transformation. Looking closely at the example of Malaysia, Sergio Grassi, analyses...


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18.08.2019 | Networks for social democracy, Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

FES in Afghanistan: Helping to build the leadership of tomorrow

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is working with local and international partners to ensure that the new talent in Afghanistan generates and seizes...


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01.08.2019 | Cooperation for Peace and Security, Gender and social justice | News

Afghan women boost their prospects through solidarity

At a workshop in Kabul, Afghan women activists learn innovative approach to solidarity, boosting their prospects and the country’s future.


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04.10.2018 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Myanmar faces hard choices over the true cost of participation in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Initially embracing the opportunity to participate in China’s BRI, Myanmar is now sounding a note of caution about its exposure to Beijing’s projects...


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29.09.2018 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Five years into China’s BRI, the EU needs a clearer vision for a stable and secure Eurasia going forwards

A more articulate vision for a stable and secure Eurasia can act as the baseline for all EU endeavours with regard to proposals such as the Belt and...


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26.06.2018 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

The Ulaanbaatar Dialogue – a “Helsinki” for peace in Northeast Asia?

An annual summit in Mongolia can serve as a platform for dialogue over the Korean Peninsula, in particular in the wake of the Kim-Trump summit in...


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19.04.2018 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Putting the spotlight on peace: Afghanistan security dialogue

Berlin (Germany) – FES hosts the Afghan National Security Advisor for a high-level public debate in Berlin to discuss the political peace process and...


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16.04.2018 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Converging or diverging? Considering security implications of China's 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has given rise to both hopes and concerns among its stakeholders along the route. While it offers...


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27.02.2018 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Riding the Silk Road – Discord and cooperation along the maritime route

China’s Belt and Road Initiative has stirred up diverging responses along its route in South Asia and the Horn of Africa. A photo story from a...


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Thursday, 22.02.18 to Friday, 23.02.18 - Yangon, Myanmar | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Security implications of the maritime route in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

A regional workshop, one of a three parts global forum series probing China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), will address the security implications...


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10.12.2017 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Afghanistan-Pakistan media exchange: transforming relations through dialogue

Kabul (Afghanistan) – A group of senior journalists from Pakistan visits the Afghan capital for a dialogue program to promote mutual understanding in...


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22.11.2017 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Security in China’s Silk Road: Roadblocks or express-way?

Manila – As China takes on a bigger role in the international community of nations with the Belt and Road Initiative, a workshop in Manila considers...


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Monday, 13.11.17 to Tuesday, 14.11.17 - Manila, Philippines | Cooperation for Peace and Security | Event, News

The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and its security implications

Manila (Philippines) – The first of three regional workshops on the 21st century maritime silk road takes place in Manila to address the security...


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20.10.2017 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Challenges on all fronts: The many dimensions of Myanmar’s multiple transitions

Yangoon (Myanmar) – Will democracy in Myanmar have to live with military prerogatives, tutelary power and civilian-military power-sharing in the times...


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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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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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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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07.07.2017 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

“Dialogue is a powerful tool if it leads to cooperation”

Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) – Interview with Damba Ganbat, organizer of the Ulaanbaatar Dialogue, on the challenges to peace and security in Northeast...


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20.03.2017 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Rethinking Asia

Tutzing (Germany) ― An expert forum and newly launched publication broach the debate on the security and cooperation implications of China’s Belt and...


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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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03.03.2017 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Building up trade union work

Frankfurt (Germany) ― Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and IG Metall sign a cooperation agreement with Afghanistan’s largest trade union NUAWE.


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19.11.2016 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

New study: India’s role in Afghan’s econ stability

Kabul (Afghanistan) ̶ Amidst the fallout from dwindling international aid, a new role is possible for India in the economic stabilization of...


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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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29.09.2016 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

New study: energy security in Afghanistan

Kabul (Afghanistan) – A new study charts recommendations for Afghanistan’s energy security in partnership with Central Asian countries.


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Farkhod Aminjonov | Cooperation for Peace and Security | Publication

Afghanistan’s energy security: tracing Central Asian countries’ contribution

Afghanistan has made great strides in improving electricity access for its people since 2001. However, it is still a long way from achieving energy...


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23.06.2016 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Voices of Migration from Afghanistan

A new series of publications by FES Afghanistan and the Afghanistan Analysts Network puts in context the security situation of the region with the...


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10.04.2016 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

APG-PPG Planning workshop

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Afghanistan, in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Pakistan, organized a two-day planning meeting between the...


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09.04.2016 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Kandahar Media Event encourages debate on security issues

The Afghanistan Policy Group (APG) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Afghanistan Office organized a talk show in the historic city of Kandahar, in...


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  • 08.04.2020 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

    Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum & China’s Belt Road Initiative: A match made at sea?

    China has become Indonesia’s largest trading partner and its third largest foreign investor. Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum and China’s Belt Road...

    more information

  • 01.04.2020 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

    Analysis: The Belt and Road Initiative in Malaysia

    China’s geopolitics and geoeconomics are challenged by democratic transformation. Looking closely at the example of Malaysia, Sergio Grassi, analyses...

    more information

  • 18.08.2019 | Networks for social democracy, Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

    FES in Afghanistan: Helping to build the leadership of tomorrow

    Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is working with local and international partners to ensure that the new talent in Afghanistan generates and seizes...

    more information

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