Articles on Asia & China

What's next for Tibet? (Commentary)

John Fox - 17 March 2008

The EU needs to act to ensure that China does not use violence to put down protests in Tibet, but engages the Dalai Lama in real dialogue.

China?s African propaganda offensive (Commentary)

John Fox - 04 March 2008

A new propaganda offensive by China on its activities in Africa provides an opening for the West. We should use this to persuade China to take responsibility for its impact in Africa.

Don't mention the war (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 22 February 2008

European defence chiefs should help improve the EU's lacklustre performance in Afghanistan

Boycotting the China Olympics (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 16 February 2008

Spielberg was right to step down but governments should look at China's policies within a historical context, and have a strategy for influencing Beijing beyond the summer of 2008.

Democratic Asia changes course (Commentary)

François Godement - 12 February 2008

In the past few years, almost all of East Asia's fully fledged democracies have changed leadership - but this has gone rather unnoticed by European observers who focus on China alone.

What does China think? (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 11 February 2008

China is emerging not just as an economic giant, but as a powerhouse of ideas about politics, economics and world order. Its own model of globalisation could re-shape much of the world.

In need of an EU approach to China (Commentary)

John Fox - 23 January 2008

Gordon Brown, like many of his EU counterparts, focussed on national interests and commercial contracts in his China trip last week. But EU leaders need to work together not compete with each other to benefit from China's rise.

Afghanistan: Europe's Forgotten War (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 18 January 2008

New ECFR report, to be published on Monday 21 January, criticises European efforts in Afghanistan and calls for a "grand bargain" between the United States and the EU to avert failure.

Status quo in Afghanistan is untenable (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 15 January 2008

After six-and-a-half years of war and the biggest NATO operation in history, Afghanistan remains in the throes of insurgency and President Hamid Karzai's government is perilously weak. The EU needs to get a reality check, and fast.

Useful links on Afghanistan (Commentary)

Useful links on Afghanistan - 08 January 2008

A series of recommended texts on Afghanistan.