Despite increasingly marked by interconnectedness and interdependence, the current global landscape is characterized by a complex web of geopolitical rivalries, economic uncertainties, environmental crises, and unprecedented disruptions brought about by the digital age. In these turbulent times, it is imperative to recognize the significance of regional organizations in preserving stability, fostering economic resilience, ensuring security, and promoting democratic values. They are the building blocks of the international system, playing a crucial role in crisis management, conflict resolution, and cooperation. All the more so in a time of doubts over the effectiveness of global-multilateral organizations.

To accommodate further discussion regarding this matter, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in collaboration with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) will conduct the 7th KAS-CSIS Germany-Indonesia Strategic Dialogue, raising the theme “The Role of Regional Organizations in Times of Crisis: Views from Southeast Asia and Europe.”

Welcoming Remarks

Yose Rizal Damuri

Executive Director
Centre for Strategic and International Studies

Welcoming Remarks

Denis Suarsana

Director Indonesia & Timor-Leste
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)