The bottom line is that bridging to G7 nations such as Italy and France and getting global recognition for the BRI are now top Chinese priorities. China wants to be seen as the new champion of multilateralism.
For all the overtures to China that Rome is making, Italy has not yet settled on what kind of relationship it actually wants.
Does the recent surge of citizen activism and anger, which is just the most recent swell in what has been a decade-long tide of large-scale protests, offer some broader lessons about the state of democracy?
Diplomats, parliamentarians, and experts at the 2019 Munich Security Conference weigh in on the future of global leadership.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
If Europe does not want to lose its current seat at the table of global rule-making, it has to rediscover the other, bigger end of the Eurasian landmass behind the Ural Mountains.
The European Parliament recently approved a law that will create a process for future foreign investments in Europe.
Portugal has found a way to grant China a fast-track lane toward Europe with a little shiny gold, as it now occupies a central role in China’s European geoeconomic strategy.
China’s global rise and its Belt and Road Initiative present a challenge to the shared interest of Europe and the United States in maintaining the rules-based international order.
Asia-Europe meetings have been held for over a decade, but they are becoming increasingly relevant. Partners from both continents want to work together more closely, so they can combat challenges to globalization and multilateralism.