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20.03.2018

Women's experiences of the Afghan conflict are muted, sidelined and ignored, according to female expert researcher

Women suffer disproportionately from the violence plaguing Afghanistan. Their insights would be a valuable contribution to negotiations, and to...


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10.03.2018

Fighting the colony: Women activism beyond suffrage

More than a century has passed since Putri Mardika, Indonesia’s first ever women's organization, was established but challenges persist in the efforts...


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26.02.2018

South Africa's dilemma in the Belt and Road Initiative: Losing Africa for China?

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) delivers a final blow to South Africa’s foreign policy claim to be the gateway to the African continent. As...


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21.02.2018

India is wary of the Chinese engagement with its neighbours

India's wariness towards China's Belt and Road Initiative comes with implications for New Delhi’s engagement with its neighbours. Sushant Singh, a...


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15.02.2018

China's Belt and Road Initiative opens to Latin America

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is stretching out to affect regions not geographically linked to the actual project.


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29.11.2017

Drop into the future: Migration 2030

How can migration between Africa and Europe change between now and 2030? Here are four scenarios to improve our understanding today.


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29.11.2017

High time for a common African policy on China

While China released its first policy positions towards Africa as early as 2006, Africa remains without a common policy on China’s business practices...


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28.11.2017

China as a role model?

On how pragmatism is replacing values in the African-European relations and the expectations of the 2017 EU-AU Summit


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24.11.2017

Transparent governance starts with access to information

The struggle for transparent governance can’t be divorced from the social and political climate in Africa, where governments and political elites...


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28.10.2017

FES-sponsored think tank rises above Venezuelan deadlock to provide economic crisis solutions

Caracas (Venezuela) – "The Observatorio Económico could even go on to provide a less contentious platform for wider democratic reform" writes Michael...


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30.05.2017

Strong Message from Bonn: Climate Action must not stop!

It seems like the slogan "Now more than ever!" is the new guiding principle for more global climate action, writes Manuela Matthess from FES Berlin in the wake of the Bonn Climate Change Conference


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26.04.2017

Women Labour Empowerment through Trade Unions in Kenya

Our guest contribution for this month with insights on the role of women in Kenya’s trade unionism and the need for a more structural female labour empowerment


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25.04.2017

We do what we can, in the most meaningful way

Do Quynh Chi, author of a recently released country study on trade regimes and labour standards in Vietnam shares personal insights on what motivated her to engage


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10.04.2017

We can shape the transformations coming our way

From being on the dole to chairperson of Hamburg's German Trade Union Confederation – up close and personal with Katja Karger


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27.03.2017

Care work needs more appreciation!

"The organization of care work tells you a lot about the state of human dignity in a society."


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15.03.2017

Living in a big prison

Nisren Habib on the sexual violence in mass housing, the concerns of refugee women and the possibilities to support their integration.


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24.02.2017

Overcoming negative populism

Following up on last month’s focus on political education and populism comes a contribution by a former FES intern in Thailand on populism and its implications for security and stability


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23.02.2017

Redistribute wealth and resources for a secure Kenya

An interview with Dr Werunga from the East African Centre for Security and Strategic Studies


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17.02.2017

Peace and security starts at home

The European peace project used to address peace between nations and it now needs to address peace within European society, says Prof. Ursula Schröder in an interview with FES Connect


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29.01.2017

Networks for change from Costa Rica

Ana Gabriel Zúñiga Aponte, Vice-minister of Costa Rica on political participation, the inclusion of youth in the politics and her experiences as alumni of Agentes de Cambio.


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