Brussels and Tokyo are stepping up at a time when Washington is retrenching from its traditional leadership role on global trade issues.
Recent changes to the world order may allow the EU to play a more prominent role on the Korean Peninsula, especially when it comes to security.
China is no substitute for Europe’s special ties with the United States, as any pivot to the East is paved with difficulties.
Members of Carnegie’s Civic Research Network participated in a Reddit AUA on the important changes under way in civil society across the globe.
Cooperation between the EU and Japan, which share values such as freedom, human rights, and democracy, is more important than ever given the inescapable presence of China.
Amid the threats of an inward-looking United States and rising European populism, cooperation between the EU and China is more necessary than ever.
The state of democracy around the world is very troubled, but it is not uniformly dire, especially outside the West.
India sees the EU’s new emphasis on balancing interests and values as long overdue and welcomes Europe’s aspiration for greater strategic autonomy in the world.
The EU seems determined to clinch a trade accord with Japan by the end of 2017. That might be wishful thinking.
Case studies from eight countries show how civic activism across the world is evolving and reveal crosscutting themes relevant to the future of civil society support.