Articles on Asia & China

A German view of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (Commentary)

Angela Stanzel - 21 April 2017

One year on, Germany's decision to back the AIIB appears to be paying off.

Germany's turnabout on Chinese takeovers (Commentary)

Angela Stanzel - 21 March 2017

There is now broad consensus in the German government that the current level of scrutiny of foreign investments is insufficient.

China and North Korea : a test case for China’s future international role (Commentary)

François Godement - 17 March 2017

China continues to prioritise its own strategic priorities over counter-proliferation and international accords.

Trump trade reset gives China and Europe opportunity to rebalance relations (Commentary)

Mathieu Duchâtel - 16 March 2017

Voices in favour of screening incoming Chinese investment dominate debate in Europe.

Europe’s Trump-China dilemma (Commentary)

François Godement - 31 January 2017

A multilateral order with China and without America is simply impossible. 

Ten Foreign Policy Trends for 2017 (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Jeremy Shapiro - 13 January 2017

Here are our ten trends (plus one bonus) that will define European foreign policy in 2017

Donald Trump, "One China" and the global order (Commentary)

François Godement - 13 December 2016

The return on the US table of the Taiwan issue gives us an inkling of what Trump's foreign policy priorities might be.

Japan’s resigned embrace of Donald Trump (Commentary)

Mathieu Duchâtel - 25 November 2016

Tokyo has a good chance of persuading Trump that security co-operation with Japan is in his interests, but the end of TPP is a serious blow.  

Belgrade-Budapest via Beijing: A case study of Chinese investment in Europe (Commentary)

Agatha Kratz and Dragan Pavlićević - 21 November 2016

Host countries like Serbia have more clout with Beijing than you would think.

Asia awaits Trump (Commentary)

François Godement - 14 November 2016

Asian partners and rivals alike will be justifiably nervous at the prospect of a Trump presidency, but they should not read too much into campaign rhetoric.