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

  • 21.09.2020 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

    International Peace Day: Civil society organizations call for end of Korean War

    More than 350 South Korean and international civil society organizations, including the Korea office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, have launched a...

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  • 17.07.2020 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

    From side table to centre stage: Social justice and the Afghan peace process

    In the past months, Afghan policymakers and civil society have found themselves again in a “fog of talks” with representatives of the Taliban...

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  • 02.07.2020 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

    Human rights in the Afghan peace process

    The Afghan peace process is at a crossroads. Violence is escalating, human rights workers and civilians are targeted, and rights abuses are...

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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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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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  • 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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Contact

Mirco Guenther

Director, FES Singapore

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