ECFR - 19 June, 2020
How is the coronavirus crisis reshaping India’s geopolitics? Amid tensions with China, the US' global withdrawal as well as hyper-globalisation, C. Raja Mohan, Director of the Insitute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore, calls for a new…
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.
It is time for the EU to direct much more of its financial assistance through channels other than highly corrupt governments that consistently violate European norms and standards.
Janka Oertel - 27 May, 2020
The business relationship has long dominated Europe-China relations. But the recent developments in Hong Kong show that Beijing’s increasingly aggressive policies should force a rethink.
Mark Leonard - 27 May, 2020
After years of pursuing closer bilateral economic ties with China, Europeans have suddenly realised that they have become dangerously dependent on Chinese trade and investment.
Mark Leonard - 22 May, 2020
Last year, the European Union published a strategic outlook in which it reviewed China as a partner, competitor and a strategic rival, creating a lively debate about the nature of the EU-China relations. However, this outlook was designed for a pre-corona world. How has covid-19…
Anthony Dworkin - 22 May, 2020
The China-US rivalry is harming an already-fragile international system. Europeans should seek out like-minded allies to act in its defence.
by Francois Godement, Angela Stanzel, Marcin Przychodniak, Katja Drinhausen, Adam Knight, Elsa B Kania - 25th October, 2018
by Angela Stanzel - 12th July, 2018
China’s priorities are shifting towards the containment of security threats in its region, and Europe should capitalise on this trend.
by Camille Boullenois, Jiakun Jack Zhang, Melanie Hart, Blaine Johnson, Earl Wang - 20th June, 2018
Four views from our authors on Chinese and Taiwanese views of the roots of Trump's strategy and trade policy, and Chinese blind spots
by Mathieu Duchâtel and Alexandre Sheldon Duplaix - 23rd April, 2018
China’s Maritime Silk Road project is affecting Europe in vital areas of interest like maritime trade, shipbuilding, and the global reach of the Chinese navy.
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Thema des ersten Foreign Policy Clubs im neuen Jahr ist die 5G-Debatte und Europas Souveränität in den Bereichen des Technologie und digitalen Entwicklung. Mit Dr. Janka Oertel.
« Hong Kong et les enjeux pour la Chine et le monde »
Paris - 24 Sep 19
Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter au premier Black Coffee Morning de la rentrée en présence de Sebastian Veg, directeur d'études à l'Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) de François Godement, conseiller pour l’Asie à l’Institut Montaigne, et modéré par Tara Varma, directrice du bureau de Paris de l’ECFR, sur le thème suivant : « Hong Kong et les enjeux pour la Chine et le monde »
EU-China relations in a new age of geopolitics - time to pick a side?
Professor Zhang Jian, Director of the CICIR Institute for European Studies will dicuss China's perspective on its relationship with the EU and its member states amid a growing geo-political rivalry with the US under president Trump.
What is Europe’s maritime security role in the South China Sea ?
Paris - 24 Jun 19
Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à un Black Coffee Morning en présence de Mathieu Duchâtel, Delphine O et John Nilsson-Wright, sur le thème suivant : « What is Europe’s maritime security role in the South China Sea ? ».
Last year, the European Union published a strategic outlook in which it reviewed China as a partner, competitor and a strategic rival, creating a lively debate about the nature of the EU-China relations. However, this outlook was designed for a pre-corona world. How has covid-19 reshaped the EU-China relations? What changes to the global order will the pandemic bring? Who will be the main actors in the international arena? In this week’s podcast Mark Leonard welcomed Lanxin Xiang, Professor in International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and Director of the Centre of One And One Road Studies, who shares his insights on the changing global order, China’s attitude towards the EU and the Chinese “wolf warrior diplomacy”
This podcast was recorded on 20 May 2020.
- "John Maynard Keynes 1883-1946: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman" by Robert Skidelsky
- "The meaning of systemic rivalry: Europe and China beyond the pandemic" by Andrew Small
- "The post-coronavirus world is already here" by Josep Borrell
Covid-19 has upended life as we know it. While affecting business and politics within Europe, it also brings about a new set of questions with regard to our relationship with China. In this spiral of current events and increasing international mistrust, the Chinese leadership is trying very hard to shift the international narrative in its favour. The broader question of the future of EU-China relations predates the coronavirus crisis and has not disappeared, but becomes more urgent and existing fault lines become even more pronounced.
We discussed all these issues in a Virtual Pan-European Roundtable organized by ECFR Rome office with Janka Oertel, Director of ECFR Asia program with the participation of Mauro Petriccione, Director-General DG Climate Action and ECFR Council Member; Michele Geraci, Economist and former Economy Undersecretary and Filippo Fasulo, Director of the Italy-China research centre. The discussion was moderated by Alessandro Speciale, Head of Bloomber Rome Bureau.
Last week’s episode saw our experts dissecting the coronavirus’ implications for Europe. In today's episode, we’re breaking down how the crisis is unfolding in the rest of the world. From the Middle East to Russia and Asia, and all over across the Atlantic – what long-term effects could it have on these regions? And what does it mean for geopolitics, the global system and its institutions?
Our Host Mark Leonard is joined by the ECFR heads of programme Julien Barnes-Dacey, Susi Dennison, Janka Oertel & Nicu Popescu to discuss how the virus is manifesting in these regions, and the implications it carries with it – and it doesn’t look too good. For all the gloominess this podcast will create, our experts recommend turning to poetry for some soul-healing. Recommendations below!
This podcast was recorded on 25 March 2020.
- "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S.Elliot
- "Happy Everyday" by Benjamin Zephaniah
- "MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed Bin Salman" by Ben Hubbard
- "Sandworm" by Andy Greenberg
- "The Pursuit of Power" by William H. McNeill
- "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy" by Cathy O'Neil
- "The Psychology of Pandemics. Preparing for the Next Global Outbreak of Infectious Disease" by Steven Taylor
- "The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating" by Josep Borrell
Last week the European Commission published its EU Toolbox on 5G Cyber Security, with the aim of aiding the member states in evaluating the risks associated with future usage of 5G infrastructure and networks. This was a step forward given the polarising debate surrounding the role of Chinese telecommunications firms like Huawei and ZTE within a future 5G network in Europe. The decision, however, will ultimately be a national one taken by individual member states. Our Director Mark Leonard is joined by Asia Programme Director Janka Oertel and Project Director of Stiftung Neue Verantwortung Jan-Peter Kleinhans to discuss the significance and implications of the toolbox and what this might mean for the EU.
This podcast was recorded on 5 February 2020.
- "The logic of strategic assets" by Jeffrey Ding and Allan Dafoe
- "The Path to Power" by Robert Caro
- "Clash of Empires: Currencies and Power in a Multipolar World" by Charles Gave and Louis Vincent Gave
- "All the Names" by Jose Saramago
Anthony Dworkin stands in for host Mark Leonard to talk about how China experienced 1989 back then and today. In some ways, it is more comparable to the changes 1968 provoked in the West, claims podcast guest and China expert Jeff Wasserstrom. Looking beyond the dreadful Tiananmen Square Massacre, how did China change after 1989 politically and socially? And can we draw a line from the protests back then to the ones in Hong Kong right now?
This podcast was recorded on 2 December 2019.
- "Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink" by Jeffrey Wasserstrom
- "Minjian: The Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals" by Sebastian Veg
- Follow: Yangyang Cheng @yangyang_chen
Le podcast de notre BCM du 24 juin « What is Europe's maritime security role in the South China Sea? » en présence de Mathieu Duchâtel, directeur du programme Asie à l’Institut Montaigne, Delphine O, ambassadrice et secrétaire générale de la Conférence mondiale de l’ONU et John Nilsson-Wright, senior fellow au programme AsiaPacific de Chatman House.
Anthony Dworkin steps in for Mark Leonard and speaks with Janka Oertel and Sebastian Mallaby about US-China trade talks, their relationship and Europe’s role. The podcast was recorded on 30 January 2019.
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