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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Chinese state-owned enterprise mergers raise fears of ‘too big to regulate’ companies
Despite the vote in the European Parliament to “freeze” Turkey’s EU accession talks, there is still a chance to save the troubled EU-Turkey relationship.
The latest edition of China Analysis assesses the growing relationship between Russia and China.
Renewed focus on differentiation one of few hopes for saving the two state solution.
China’s response to the terror threat is becoming increasingly militarised and could accelerate if there are more attacks on Chinese nationals.