Europe’s relation with Jordan and prospects for reform in China were among the key ECFR themes during the past two weeks, here is a quick ECFR round-up:
Jordan is experiencing a slow-burning awakening and despite a promise of rapid reform in early 2011, King Abdullah has resisted meaningful change that would loosen his absolute hold on power. In a new ECFR policy brief Julien Barnes-Dacey argues that Europe should use its considerable leverage to press the King to introduce meaningful reform before it is too late.
After years of political stability and enviable economic growth, China has been facing a stark choice about how the country should move forward. In a new ECFR essay, ‘China at the crossroads’, François Godement argues that the Chinese government may be choosing the path of legal and political reform.
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Europe can more sustainably and cost-efficiently handle refugee arrivals by centralising management at a European level
The EU should broaden the scope of what is expected of member states on burden sharing on refugee crisis
The current trajectory of the Russian regime is unstable and without dramatic change it will crumble within the next year
The penetration of Ukrainian politics by the super-rich oligarchy still forms a major obstacle to reform
Europe has relied on outsourcing responsibility for managing migration to other countries, but has failed to offer real incentives to its partners