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29.11.2022

The conflict in Ukraine and Thailand’s cost of living crisis

The country’s most vulnerable are stuck between a rock and a hard place.
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24.11.2022

“Women are leading effectively and efficiently any time they are given the opportunity”

An interview on empowering women in Pakistan’s local politics with Shad Begum.
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22.11.2022

Climate justice: Youth inherit loss and damage

Young people attending the COP27 climate summit in Egypt are calling for loss and damage compensation to cope with the irreversible impacts of climate change.
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21.11.2022

China's global health diplomacy

In its pursuit to reform the international order, Beijing views third (developing) states as its main allies and health diplomacy as an essential tool to build international coalitions.
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15.11.2022

Cities as places for transformation

What are the roles of cities in social-ecological transformation?
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10.11.2022

Mongolia in the New Geopolitics of Asia

Mongolian experts and thought-leaders analyze the geopolitical and geo-economic dynamics that may shape the country’s future and discuss the strategies on how it can manage these challenges.
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09.11.2022

Why Asia needs ‘just climate finance’

We are now facing not just a climate crisis, but also an inequality crisis. COP27 must address both challenges by financing a just climate transition.
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04.11.2022

COP27: Loss and Damage from changing weather

Unseasonal rain and extreme weather events affect agricultural productivity and fish stock of farmers and fisherfolk in India. Could conversations at COP27 help those affected by the climate crisis?
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26.10.2022

China’s role in the multilateral trade system

A recent analysis conducted by FES explains what is driving Beijing’s foreign trade policy and reflects on how Europe should respond.
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17.10.2022

Dreams of Equality: Stories of struggle and aspirations of young women in Nepal

Role models and their stories have a great impact on supporting conversations about gender equality and gender justice. The FES Nepal Office collected stories of Nepalese women transforming their dreams of equality into reality.
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06.10.2022

Thailand in the New Geopolitics of Asia

Thailand has a long and demonstrated history of balancing its foreign policy against big powers. But the new geopolitical dynamics of the region present new challenges. Eminent Thai experts and thought leaders convened to discuss the current state of play, identify emerging trends and develop strategic options.
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03.10.2022

Why we urgently need a gender-just urban future

Cities tend to reflect traditional gender roles and gendered division of labour. Instead, urban planning and design should address inequalities and encourage equitable access and use by all.
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27.09.2022

Pakistan’s labour movement: a reality check

Trade union membership in Pakistan is no higher than at independence in 1947, causing the country and its citizens to miss out on the potential benefits of a strong labour movement. The political and other restraints on workers’ organizations need addressing as a matter of urgency.
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22.09.2022

China's role in multilateral arms control

As a player in global security politics, China is here to stay. A new analysis by FES explains what this means for arms control dialogue.
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19.09.2022

Watch: South Korea and the new geopolitics of Asia

Experts share their analysis of what the changing geopolitical landscape in Asia means for the Korean Peninsula.
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