Europe can pursue a more interests-based and assertive engagement with both China and India that finds the right mix of realism and self-confidence to make the most of its comparative advantages.
As the global power balance continues to shift, India and the European Union seek to define their roles and strengthen their strategic partnership.
Irrespective of how Afghanistan's coming security transition pans out, one country may be on a surprising course to a major strategic defeat: Pakistan.
China and Russia have formed an alliance ranging from continued opposition to intervention in Syria, to their seeming mutually reinforcing global governance agenda.
As Burma moves away from domestic authoritarianism and international isolation, Aung San Suu Kyi will have to represent the people's aspirations as an opposition leader in parliament and support Burma's interests abroad.
The Nuclear Suppliers Group should take time to consider the implications of India's possible membership before deciding.
European leaders feel uneasy with the United States' frequent use of unmanned drones to target what it says are terrorism suspects, but many officials are reluctant to speak out about their doubts.
Southeast Asia should guard against a potentially dangerous spillover from the Eurozone crisis by trimming sovereign debt and reigning in spending.
China must be able to collect accurate data and maintain a stable carbon price if its new pilot program for emissions-trading can be deemed a success.
While the relationship between the European Union and India has a great deal of potential, it has underperformed. To revitalize it, both sides need to move from dialogue to joint action on a regional or multilateral level.