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

  • 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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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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