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20.12.2023 | Climate change | News

Did COP28 succeed in driving globally enforced actions? Take a deep-dive into key outcomes of COP28, focusing on the roles, perspectives, and…


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20.12.2023 | Future of Work, Cross-cutting regional issues, Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has created many impacts on all aspects of life, especially the employment issues of workers. The Federal Government…


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14.12.2023 | Climate change | News

The urbanization of our world needs a concept. Cities are excellent actors in climate adaptation. Unveiling pathways forward at COP28.


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04.12.2023 | Climate change | News

New Delhi, home to over 20 million people, took a major step towards climate mitigation when it banned all forms of single-use plastics in 2017. A few…


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26.11.2023 | Cross-cutting regional issues, Climate change | News

Rural communities, suburban and urban areas are what make a city a city. But imagine if all rural communities, and the aforementioned urban areas are…


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21.11.2023 | Climate change | News

Their lives have never been the same after the salinity intrusion. The photo series part two reveals enormous impact of climate change on coastal…


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21.11.2023 | Cross-cutting regional issues, #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | News

The Afghan human rights activist Shaharzad Akbar has been advocating for an inclusive and democratic future for Afghanistan since her youth. Born in…


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13.11.2023 | Climate change, Gender Justice | News

With fresh water increasingly scarce in the coastal areas of Bangladesh, women and girls must wash their menstrual cloths and other sanitary items in…


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10.11.2023 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

The renewed interest in an Asian Monetary Fund is a continuation of existing regional currency cooperation since the 1997 Asian financial crisis.…


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10.11.2023 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Nepal is wedged between two powers: China and India. As great power rivalry spills over in the region, Nepal finds itself increasingly constrained.…


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08.11.2023 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Pakistan's National Security Policy addresses the country’s particular geopolitical situation, including a new geo-economic focus. It offers a fresh…


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30.10.2023 | Climate change | News

An endeavour in Central Vietnam is bringing sustainable illumination to the area’s traditional Katu ethnic homes. The Duông house project in Quảng Nam…


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20.10.2023 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News
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The idea to set up an Asian Monetary Fund (AMF) has been revived after 30 years by Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim amid increasing worries…


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29.09.2023 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

The idea of an Asian Monetary Fund has been regaining traction among the economies of the Indo-Pacific region, nearly 30 years since it was proposed…


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27.09.2023 | Future of Work, Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Why are people in Vietnam increasingly quitting social security system? Labour representative, Vu Minh Tien, looks at pressures driving this trend in…


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20.09.2023 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Great power competition has intensified in the Indo-Pacific region; India is in the centre of these geopolitical and geoeconomic push and pulls.…


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20.09.2023 | Future of Work | News
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The age when algorithms control humans. How true is it?

The destructive controlling aspect of platform algorithms reveals the true nature of platform…


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14.09.2023 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

How does geopolitical competition impact the trajectory of Myanmar? What roles do China, Russia, India as well the neighbors play? In our exclusive…


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01.09.2023 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

The US-China strategic rivalry has placed South Korea in a difficult position. Prof Chung-in Moon takes a look at the country’s domestic debates and…


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31.08.2023 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Singapore is significantly intertwined with both US and China - even as the rivalry between them increases. Dr Yeo Lay Hwee shares her observations on…


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23.08.2023 | Climate change | News

The devastation of climate change is widespread. But organisations such as FES Bangladesh, YouthNet for Climate Justice, and others are offering hope…


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21.08.2023 | Gender Justice | News

Political economist and human rights experts underlined that any money spent in the current crises must focus on the needs of both women and men. FES…


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15.08.2023 | Economy of tomorrow | News
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Halima Binte Islam told us that the FES New York Summer School was not just a series of lectures; it was a transformative experience that fueled her…


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14.08.2023 | Future of Work, Trade, labour and social dialogue | News
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Get a glimpse of the hidden chains of modern slavery in Pakistan, as millions endure bonded labour. Explore the critical and courageous role of…


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09.08.2023 | Future of Work, Trade, labour and social dialogue | News
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Workers in Bangladesh’s huge tannery sector have been bearing the brunt of recent “sustainability” drives, as authorities have relocated polluting…


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21.07.2023 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Prof C. Raja Mohan looks at India’s changing approach to China and reviews the possibilities for cooperation between India and Germany in reshaping…


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27.06.2023 | Climate change | News

The relationship between India and Germany is founded on shared democratic values, and enshrined in multi-level institutional arrangements. This is a…


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13.06.2023 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Great power rivalry has intensified in the Indo-Pacific region and there is urgent need to explore ways for countries to navigate the challenges.…


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12.06.2023 | Climate change, Gender Justice | News

At this match, "the Ball" is not only for kicking, but is also about forging solidarity between people to take action for a better world. Vietnamese…


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01.05.2023 | Future of Work | News

We are recognizing workers in various sectors and industries across Asia. Their stories are the testament to the reality of their life and work…


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25.04.2023 | Future of Work, Trade, labour and social dialogue | News
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Workers in Bangladesh’s renowned tea plantations have been fighting injustice and exploitation for more than a century. Trade unions have made some…


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17.04.2023 | Gender Justice | News
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Pakistani women have been striving for rights and representation along the history of Pakistan’s politics. What has been progress towards more gender…


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12.04.2023 | Future of Work, Trade, labour and social dialogue | News
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Nepali tea has great international market potential as colleagues of FES Nepal learned during a recent visit to Jhapa (Eastern Nepal). However,…


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03.04.2023 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

The reorganisation of the world economy is in full swing. To survive, not only companies but entire nations need to adapt their development models


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31.03.2023 | New Geopolitics of Asia, Networks for social democracy | News
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Mongolia’s path to become a parliamentary democracy is unique. A public consultation now revealed where Mongolian citizens see potential for…


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27.03.2023 | Climate change | News
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In Ulaanbaatar, the air was thick with pollution during the six cold months of the long Mongolian winter. Immediate measures are urgently needed to…


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22.02.2023 | Gender Justice | News

New FES project offers platform to discuss evidence-based policy options and implementation strength to tackle gender injustices in the Asia-Pacific…


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07.02.2023 | Future of Work, Economy of tomorrow | News

In the era of automation and digitization, qualification and training requirements for workers are undergoing drastic changes. Candidates, especially…


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02.02.2023 | New Geopolitics of Asia, Gender Justice | News
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“We, Korean women, survive no matter what it takes, because that's who we are."


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30.01.2023 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Pakistani experts convene to analyse major regional and global dynamics at play and provide strategies on how the country can manage geopolitical…


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24.01.2023 | Climate change | News
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Cooperatives have been developed to be an ethical business model for socio-economic development of underserved women in India. Explore recent…


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20.01.2023 | Climate change, Gender Justice | News

Bahav (eng: flow) explores how Nepalese women in two of Nepal’s most remote districts have been navigating changing climatic conditions and their…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | News
Preview of FES Asia geopolitics highlights 2022

2022 marked another successful year of our regional programme on the new geopolitics of Asia. These are our highlights.


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10.01.2023 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News
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Marc Saxer explores the controversial debate over the appropriate answer to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has laid open a disconnect between…


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05.01.2023 | Climate change | News
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Over the years, climatologists have made it clear that the world needs to transition to renewable energy soon to prevent runaway climate collapse.


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