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How to further a win-win relationship with Asean: EU-AEC strategic opportunities
Will the new Asean Economic Community evolve towards an “Asian Union” in the image of the European Union?Read More »
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As the Chinese government looks to kick economic cooperation with EU in high gear, it is crucial to weigh pros and cons and get a clear image of what EU may come to expect from closer cooperation with the rising giant.Read More »
Egypt’s Struggle in the wake of Islamist rule: Democracy in the Absence of Liberalism
Islamic democracy is not democracy, and absolute security is not liberty.Read More »
Russian-Chinese cooperation: smokescreen or long-term reality?
It is key to see Sino-Russian cooperation not as primarily a values-based relationship, but rather a pragmatic cooperation initiative underpinned by shared authoritarian values.Read More »
Cybersecurity and the dividing nature of global competing ideologies
In a world ever more interconnected by the internet, what are the main problems that actors deal with?Read More »
New and Improved NATO Deterrence: Prelude to a New Geopolitical Balance?
We should hope these new challenges in Ukraine and in the south with ISIS will strengthen the alliance once more for the future – a future with a potentially bigger challenge involving the economic and military rise of China.Read More »
CHINA RISING: ENCIRCLEMENT AND COUNTERENCIRCLEMENT STRATEGIES
To truly understand the Chinese we must see them through their eyes instead of our own.Read More »
Russian Intervention in Ukraine: R2P Limits and reclaiming the Concept and Narrative
States must stand against those who hijack it, however, by its very nature, R2P is a political tool and tensions exist with the ideological nature of international law.Read More »