Southeast and East Asia
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. In Southeast and East Asia, we have offices in Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, Taipei, and Yangon. We also work in Malaysia. The FNF regional team works with the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats, the Working group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, the Asia Centre, and the ASEAN Prosperity Initiative, which is part of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
Tackling the EU's dependency on raw materials
China has established itself as the main provider of numerous critical raw materials, the disruption of which, if used a political instrument to impose pressure in an age of increasing geopolitical divergence, could seriously endanger economic stability in Europe. This study investigates Europe’s options to diversify raw material sourcing and takes a close look at one of its major strategic resource autonomy projects: the circular economy.
Thinking about Europe: Photography Competition
Europe is more than 8000 kilometers away from Thailand. Despite this, globalization has made us feel more interconnected than ever before. The influence of Europeans can be seen integrated through Thai culture, economy, society, politics and in our way of life. Thus, FNF and our partners invited interested parties to seek out what are the European traces in Thailand; and to reflect on the relationship between Europe and Thailand.
10 Years Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation Vietnam (2012-2022) – Partners in Freedom
FNF stays committed to our goal of supporting Vietnam on its way to economic freedom, prosperity, and wealth. Our principles are based on loyalty to our long-term partners. For me as Country Director Vietnam, it is a great pleasure to celebrate 10 years of FNF Vietnam with our friends, supporters, and partners at a GALA Event on 14th November 2022.
ASEAN Integration Report 2022
As part of the ASEAN Prosperity Initiative (API) for 2022, FNF and IDEAs are proud to present our ASEAN Integration Report 2022, consisting of a study that tracks and monitors the progress of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025 implementation among its member states since 2015.
An Overview of South Korean Media’s EU Representation before and after COVID-19
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Southeast and East Asia and Prof. Sae Won Chung from Pukyong National University have collaborated to produce a policy paper entitled “Overviewing South Korean Media’s EU Representation before and after COVID-19: A Semantic Network Approach”. The paper aims to analyse the South Korean media representation of the EU pre- and post COVID-19 pandemic.
What role does cyberwarfare play in countering threats from Russia and China?
On November 22nd, 3:00-4:20 pm (GMT+8), we will hold a panel “Countering Threats from Russia and China: The Role of Cyberwarfare in National Security Strategy.” Through this event, we hope to raise the awareness of think tanks, politicians, and civil society on cyberwarfare, and encourage more discussion on defense strategies in the face of disinformation.
50 and Beyond
We celebrated our 50 years last month with our partners who we have not seen since pandemic. 50 years is neither long nor short but it sure is a long journey. Looking back there were ups and down that we have to face. Our office opened and closed several times, we moved office from one country to another and finally decided to stop at a metropolitan city called “Jakarta.”