Articles on Asia & China

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.

What India thinks of Europe (Commentary)

Sunaina Kumar - 07 November 2016

India and the EU have plenty of chances to cooperate but the relationship continues to disappoint.

The Balochistan tinderbox (Commentary)

Sunaina Kumar and Angela Stanzel - 05 October 2016

As the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor begins to take shape, the troubled province of Balochistan could become a flashpoint for regional competition. 

Duterte trumps Trump (Commentary)

François Godement - 16 September 2016

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for US troops and advisors to leave the Philippines, shortly after issuing an expletive ridden description of President Barack Obama, needs to be taken seriously.

India and China: A scramble for Africa? (Commentary)

Sunaina Kumar and Angela Stanzel - 29 July 2016

Africa is big enough for both, but there is a risk that the rivalry between China and India could play out to the detriment of African interests.