Articles on Asia

How China could push Europe and India closer together (Commentary)

Manisha Reuter - 12 October 2020

India and Europe are both looking to free themselves from dependence on China. On questions of health and technology, they should be natural allies.

After Abe: How Japan’s new prime minister should handle diplomacy (Commentary)

Elli Pohlkamp - 16 September 2020

Shinzo Abe’s aggressive and successful diplomacy has helped make Japan a pillar of liberal democracy and a beneficiary of the rules-based international order. His successor has vowed to protect these interests.

China, Europe, and covid-19 headwinds (Commentary)

Janka Oertel - 20 July 2020

China’s attempts to divide Europeans during the crisis, along with its fierce and openly hostile rhetoric targeting the capacity of Western democracy to effectively respond to the health emergency, have served as a wake-up call.

Russia showed Turkey and China how to bully the EU (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 17 July 2020

The more meekly the EU handles other powers’ aggressive tactics, the more they will be tempted to imitate each other in novel ways to ignore, challenge, and openly attack European interests.

A pragmatic partnership: Why China and Iran try to collaborate (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 17 July 2020

Iran’s rumoured talks with China on a partnership agreement could have significant economic benefits and provide it with valuable geopolitical bargaining chips.

In times of strategic confusion, deeper dialogue is a must (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 15 July 2020

The relationship between the EU and India has vast potential in areas ranging from multilateral institutions to global health.

Putting China in its place: Britain prepares to sack Huawei (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 14 July 2020

Whatever good reasons the British government may have to reverse its position on Huawei, the key factor has been a rebellion on its backbenches and a mood of righteous indignation about the behaviour of Xi Jinping’s China.

How the US could ramp up its economic war on China (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 08 July 2020

There are at least 11 different ways the United States could use economic weapons to harm China in the coming years.

China: Lessons for Europe from the Cold War (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 22 June 2020

Liberal democracies must learn the lessons of the past by thinking long-term, applying a strong moral code – and avoiding hubris.

Five mounting challenges for China in the Western Balkans (Commentary)

Vladimir Shopov - 17 June 2020

China has not embedded itself in the Western Balkans as much as it might have done – and may even be looking back on the 2010s as a wasted decade.