Blog - EU Strategic Partnerships: Shallow political summits, active technical dialogues?
By Emmanuel Vivet & Victoire de Lalande - 12 September 2014
A new paper on EU external action sheds light on engagement and contacts between the EU and its ten strategic partners.
Blog - A subtle change in Merkel’s tone on China
By Angela Stanzel - 10 July 2014
Even as German business lobbies for closer ties, the German government is talking tougher to China
Blog - How North Korea’s neighbours view the nuclear threat
By Angela Stanzel - 08 July 2014
Summary: In an ECFR debate in Tokyo, Asians agreed that China holds the key to Asia’s future and that North Korea represents the greatest risk to Asian security.
Blog - China’s rule versus the power of rules
By Angela Stanzel - 17 June 2014
China does not want a war. It may, however, be ready to risk it.
Blog - Deng’s bargain: free markets without a free society
By Angela Stanzel - 03 June 2014
Deng Xiaoping offered the Chinese prosperity in return for giving up freedom – but on Tiananmen’s anniversary, is the deal unravelling?
Blog - Russia and China’s gas deal: ignore the hype
By François Godement, Chi Kong Chyong - 23 May 2014
Russia and China's need for mutual support made them hype up their good relations.
Blog - Afghanistan elections: A milestone
By Angela Stanzel - 16 May 2014
Results of the first round of the Afghan elections give an image of the situation in the country
Blog - Australia balancing between East and West
By Florence Rountree - 14 April 2014
Abbott's China visit shows a "pan-Asian" Asia policy that Europe can draw lessons from.
Blog - The China-Germany relationship: as special as ever
By Hans Kundnani - 24 March 2014
The strengthening of ties between Germany and China makes clear that there is still a "special relationship", and Chinese plans in Berlin show that China is using its relationships with EU member states as a tool in Asian security disputes.
Blog - Xi Jinping comes to Europe
By Abigael Vasselier - 24 March 2014
Xi Jinping arrived in Europe for an 11-day tour, which features nuclear security and deepening economic trade relations highly on the agenda.