Publications

As part of its international work, FES contributes worldwide to the debates on democracy and development. A multitude of publications on a big variety of topics and countries worldwide can be downloaded from the FES Global Online Library.

All regional projects in Asia-Pacific constantly publish studies, research results or analysis about current issues and topics. Please find below the most recent publications from our work. For more publications from FES on Asia please visit the website of the FES Department Asia and the Pacific.

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The Silk Road Economic Belt

March 14, 2017

The Silk Road Economic Belt (the “Belt”) component of the Belt and Road Initiative, announced by Xi Jinping over four years ago, represents an ambitious Chinese vision to promote infrastructural development and connectivity, and stimulate economic integration across the Eurasian continent. Ostensibly an economic initiative, the Belt also has important strategic implications, and is likely Read More

Author: Richard Ghiasy and Jiayi Zhou

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Peace and Security | Publication

Tags:

  • Asia-Europe
  • East Asia
  • peace and security

India’s Coalitions for Change | Transforming the world’s most dynamic economy

March 14, 2017

The transformation of the Indian economy and the modernisation of the Indian state is essential if one million new job seekers a month are to be employed. India’s current government, expected to focus exclusively on transformational economic reform, has been something of a disappointment. The sociopolitical coalition that elected the government in 2014 continues to Read More

Author: Mihir S. Sharma

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Economy of Tomorrow | Publication

Tags:

  • development model
  • economy of tomorrow
  • good society

Executive Summary: CLS+ Country Study Vietnam

January 17, 2016

In Asia, countries with export-oriented industries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, and Vietnam use cheap labour costs and a growing workforce to ensure their participation in the new global trade regimes. In Vietnam, labour standards are often not kept by suppliers in the garment, footwear and electronics sectors, finds a new study by the Research Centre for Read More

Author: Do Quynh Chi

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Social Justice | Publication

Tags:

  • Asia-Europe
  • labour rights
  • social justice
  • trade unions

India’s role in the economic stabilisation of Afghanistan

November 2016

The international military drawdown from Afghanistan led to a fall in the international financial assistance to the country. Against this background, the paper at hand explores India’s role in the future economic stabilisation of Afghanistan by examining the possibility of shifting away from quick impact projects and embracing alternative economic livelihoods programmes, critical for the Read More

Author: Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

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Peace and Security | Publication

Tags:

  • peace and security
  • peace dialogue
  • post-2014 Afghanistan