Our strategy and foresight labs offer a platform for countries to unpack ideas and develop strategies on how to manage the unfolding geopolitical and geo-economic new normal. We explore strategic trends and cross-cutting themes that will have a bearing on the evolving new global order.

The labs bring together diverse groups of policy makers, civil society representatives, and academics for interactive workshops as part of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Asia’s latest project – Navigating the New Geopolitics of Asia and Global Order of Tomorrow, which puts a special emphasis on the development paths and models of our partner countries in Asia.

Facilitated by an experienced team of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Executive Education programme, participants analyse their country’s position within the regional geopolitical theatre, identify key dynamics and trends and develop scenarios as well as tailored policy options for the future.

Country labs

Nepal in the New Geopolitics of Asia

Nepal in the New Geopolitics of Asia

Together with its partners, FES brought together some of Nepal’s most prominent thought-leaders and politicians to discuss the country’s current state of play in regional geopolitics, identify emerging trends and develop... More

India in the New Geopolitics of Asia

India in the New Geopolitics of Asia

India has become a major player in world affairs. It is in the midst of a geopolitical repositioning as it navigates its place in the evolving regional and global order. Eminent Indian experts and thought leaders... More

Bangladesh in the New Geopolitics of Asia

Bangladesh in the New Geopolitics of Asia

Bangladesh is emerging as an important player in Asia’s new geopolitical theatre. FES and its partners invited some of the country’s top thought leaders to the second national foresight and strategy lab to discuss the... More

The Philippines in the New Geopolitics of Asia

The Philippines in the New Geopolitics of Asia

Southeast Asia’s second most populous country is a flashpoint in the new geopolitics and geoeconomics of Asia. Filipino thought leaders and change makers convened for the first FES national geopolitics lab to discuss the... More

Regional labs

Systemic Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis

Systemic Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis

The pandemic has not only led to considerable losses in terms of health on a global scale but also caused unprecedented damage to the global economy and our social systems. It has emphasized the importance of solidarity,... More

An innovative platform for futures thinking: FES Asia kicks off new regional expert group

An innovative platform for futures thinking: FES Asia kicks off new regional expert group

2021 marked the launch of the new FES Asia geopolitics programme. A key pillar is the FES Asia Strategic Foresight Group, an interdisciplinary network of thought leaders from 20 countries in Asia and Europe. Earlier this... More

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Director, FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia

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Dinkim Sailo
Senior Programme Manager

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The New Geopolitics of Asia

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