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Michal Makocki was a Senior Associate Analyst at the EUISS. He dealt with China.
13March 2018With contributions from Ozlem Demirtas-Bagdonas, Thomas S. Eder, Arzu Geybulla, Richard Giragosian, Julia Lisiecka, Michal Makocki, Anaïs Marin, Vadim Pistrinciuc, Hanna Shelest, Ariane Tabatabai, Ekaterine Zguladze
This Chaillot Paper examines the geopolitical repercussions of the rising presence of third powers in the region, and how the growing constellation of partnerships between the EaP countries and these powers serves a range of strategic purposes for the actors involved.
19July 2017By Eva PejsovaWith contributions from Elena Atanassova-Cornelis, Kerry Brown, Mathieu Duchâtel, Alice Ekman, Mikko Huotari, Michal Makocki, Charles Parton, Frans-Paul van der Putten, Kristin Shi-Kupfer, Gudrun Wacker
This Report - the outcome of a dedicated EUISS Task Force - seeks to decipher what kind of global actor we can expect China to be, given its growing international profile and ambitions. What do current trends indicate regarding the direction of its future foreign and security policy in Asia and beyond? And how can Europe engage with its Chinese partner while securing its own position and interests?
This Alert examines how Chinese-financed infrastructure projects in the Western Balkans often serve as a conduit for China’s political and normative influence, exacerbating both the high levels of corruption and governance problems that exist in the region.
China’s endeavour to establish new economic corridors in the region covered by the block’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) policy poses both opportunities and challenges. What are the best policy solutions to achieve synergy between European and Chinese projects in the region?
This Chaillot Paper sets out to evaluate the scope and the actual implementation of the ‘pivot to the East’ announced by Moscow in the wake of its confrontation with the West over Ukraine. The paper highlights the areas of convergence and divergence between Moscow and Beijing, the asymmetries in interests and resources, and their wider implications for Russia’s policy in Asia – thus providing an insightful and balanced assessment of bilateral relations and their ‘systemic’ impact.
The EU and China have long sought to cooperate in and with Africa. Illegal migration to Europe, China’s growing commercial investments and terrorists looking for safe haven in Africa bind European, Chinese and African interests. The proliferation of these challenges beyond African borders is now driving the three parties closer together.