Articles on Asia

Looking for Afghanistan?s ?Anbar moment? (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 26 December 2007

The U.S and Europe are casting about for Afghanistan's "Anbar moment". But the warring tribes to be united first are the international ones.

The EU meets China: united we stand? (Commentary)

François Godement - 28 November 2007

The EU delegation has prepared an unusually full agenda for the annual EU-China Summit. However, there is a real danger they will go home empty-handed, and the Chinese will hijack the event to lecture about Taiwan and the Dalai Lama.

Demasiado poco y demasiado tarde (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 25 October 2007

Europa ha hecho demasiado poco y demasiado tarde en Afganist?n.

In Search of the EU?s Pakistan Policy (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 22 October 2007

Pakistan's stability is vital to Europe's security. Why, then, does EU?s role in Pakistan bear all the hallmarks of the pre-Maastricht polity it no longer wants to be?

China and the world - convergence or collision? (Commentary)

François Godement - 14 October 2007

Will the rise of China lead to inevitable conflict on the international stage? Or will China mellow and adapt to international norms as it grapples with the new requirements of its phenomenal growth?

Burma and Uzbekistan: The EU?s Muddle (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 12 October 2007

European double-standards on Burma and Uzbekistan will hurt the EU's interests and democracy in both countries.

A microcosm of Europe (Commentary)

Thomas Klau - 09 October 2007

What would happen if all of Europe were brought together in one room? This weekend an ambitious 'deliberative poll' will help us find out.

Burma: Sharing Power with the Generals (Commentary)

François Godement - 03 October 2007

Targeted sanctions are a good idea ? but the goal must be to convince the Junta that they are better off with a political process