FES in Asia

FES in Asia runs activities that help promote social justice, shape the economy of tomorrow, and enhance cooperation for freedom and security. At the heart of our work is a worldwide network of offices through which FES conducts educational and advisory activities and facilitates dialogue in over 100 countries. Jointly with our partners across the region, the FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia (ORCA) in Bangkok, Thailand, leads our regional activities in the areas of international affairs, tomorrow’s global order and economy, and communications.

Latest news and events from Asia


The blue economy in the Indo-Pacific

An analysis of traditional and non-traditional security threats and contextualization of the geopolitical and economic situation in the Indo-Pacific.


The crucial role of Filipino women in the country’s road to peace

With spaces for dialogues and leadership expanding in government and civil society, women in the Philippines have taken up the role of peace leaders and are contributing extraordinary work to the peace process in the country.


Op-ed: Pakistan’s perspective on the evolving situation in Afghanistan

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry shares his views on the developments in Afghanistan and the role of the international community since the Taliban takeover in August 2021.


A new chapter for villages in Asia

Rural and urban areas are connected in ways that cannot be dissolved or ignored. They are economically, socially, and environmentally interlinked spaces. But as the world is becoming more urbanized, rural areas are often being left behind – at the peril of both.


Unregulated platformization of labour is undermining workers’ rights

Platform work is providing much needed employment to many. But bereft of decent working conditions, blue collar workers in the digital economy are fast becoming the face of an exploited workforce and changing landscape of labour.


China and the global financial architecture

China is a critical component of the global financial architecture as both a member of the international institutions and as an institution-builder. Our latest report addresses the question of where to find areas of common interest in which to work with China, encouraging it to be a productive and engaged partner in the global order.


Gender justice through digital rights and data

Opportunities and threats of digitalization for women in the COVID-19 crisis. Reflections from Asia as part of the FES W7-blog.


Young people energize the just transition in the Philippines

FES Philippines forms Youth for Just Transition Network to engage young people from different backgrounds in the shift from coal to renewable energy.


Fighting gender bias in Mongolian political news coverage

The lack of women's representation in political news coverage is global. But journalists and newsrooms in Mongolia have started to work to break the gender bias in media.


Women’s Economic Resilience After COVID-19

The COVID19-crisis has revealed multiple fault-lines, yet these could also be seen as opportunities for identification of changes to help women cope with and recover from the crisis. A new FES W7 blog post.

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