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.
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.
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.
India and the EU have a greater chance of success if they strengthen their relations and improve bilateral strategic coordination on regional affairs.
Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
If the Ukraine crisis continues and relations between Russia and the West deteriorate further, the implications will be grim in a number of areas, including cybersecurity.
Europe risks becoming an in-between territory, with the United States and Asia pulling it in opposite directions. Europeans must understand how dangerous that would be.
NATO is emerging from the Ukraine crisis without a new sense of purpose or direction. Yet the rest of the world is investing huge hopes in the Western military alliance.
From Chinese industrialization to maritime trade, from the perils of piracy to human trafficking, a voyage from the Far East to Europe reveals much about the modern world.
As Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Brussels, it is important for both China and the EU to take the responsibility that their size demands for resolving global issues.
In the struggle between the EU and Russia over Eastern Europe, Brussels needs to clarify its long-term objectives. Is EU membership an option for its Eastern neighbors or not?
The notion of progressively closer ties between Russia and the EU is no longer viable. Brussels urgently needs to develop a new set of objectives and strategies toward Moscow.
Respect is a core element of the Chinese national narrative. But playing the guilt card to demand respect from foreigners is a tactic that China’s interlocutors should stand up to.
Too much financial regulation is nearly as bad as too little. Public and private institutions together need to find a new approach to ensure that the rules are “just right.”
China’s economy does not need to grow at 7.5 percent a year. What matters is that Chinese households continue to improve their lives at the rate to which they are accustomed.
Even if EU foreign policy analysts’ working assumption is wrong, the outcome is the same: if Europeans want to matter in the world they must get their act together fast.
Within a few years China will have more old people than any other country. Beijing will have to become a leader in addressing the problems of an aging population.
Europe’s dream of constructing its own gas pipeline from Azerbaijan to Austria is no more. That raises important questions about the EU’s energy strategy and the role of Russia.