With the need for security and stability in North-East Asia rarely having been more pressing than now, this Brief explores those initiatives – such as the NAPCI – that seek to overcome (or just manage and contain) regional divisions. Can the EU help close the "Pandora’s box" before it is too late?
The visit last week of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Brussels was a clear recognition of the Union’s growing political importance for Asian power. This alert explores the complexities of the EU-China political partnership, and shows how the relationship has developed well beyond its economic foundations.
This Brief tracks the evolution of the Sino-European strategic partnership, exploring the highs and lows of a complex relationship that is now well placed to move beyond its economic foundations and potentially into the realm of politico-military affairs.
The US ‘pivot’ towards Asia has generated debate in Europe about whether the EU should upgrade its presence in the region. Yet, as this alert shows, the EU and its member states already began their own, largely undetected, rebalancing towards Asia roughly a decade ago. Does the EU now have the possibility of becoming – even inadvertently – an Asian (minor) power?
China is poised to become the EU’s most important commercial partner, while simultaneously being a serious challenger in trade and a competitor for resources. It is against the backdrop of this dichotomy that this report offers a number of suggestions to assist EU policymakers in developing a more coherent approach towards China.
The transatlantic partners share similar objectives with regard to the Asia Pacific. Nevertheless, history, geography as well as differences in perceptions contribute to forging two distinct stances vis-à-vis the region. This report identifies areas where those two positions intersect.
With the seven new members of the Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC) now in place, China will need to address an array of challenges including controversial aspects of political reform. The way this ‘China 7.0’ handles these issues will undoubtedly have profound implications for the whole world.
In this special edition newsletter marking the 10 year anniversary of the EUISS becoming an EU agency, Álvaro de Vasconcelos offers his insight as to why the EU needs to think strategically, James Elles MEP writes of the importance of the ESPAS project, and individual contributions from all EUISS Research Fellows identify key strategic trends in their respective areas of expertise.
Recent security developments in East Asia have raised questions about peace and stability in a part of the world accounting for over a quarter of EU global trade. This Policy Brief assesses the changing power relations in East Asia and highlights potential implications of the region's security flashpoints for the EU.
In this quarter's issue, The Economist's Anton La Guardia proposes a unique role for the EU in the Arab-Israeli conflict, Nicola Casarini says the EU should get more involved in East Asia, and Álvaro de Vasconcelos forwards the case for better preventing conflict.
An op-ed written by Álvaro de Vasconcelos and Nicola Casarini about the EUISS report 'Global Trends 2030', the future of China and the role of Beijing in a polycentric world has been published in the China Daily. China Daily
Referring to Chinese investment in euro-denominated assets, Nicola Casarini said:
"This trend has accelerated in recent months - Zhou (PBOC governor) is giving a policy framework to what the PBOC has been doing recently. China seems to put more trust in the resilience of the European economy than in the US." China Daily
"In the future, when the Dalai Lama comes to Europe, the European governments will think twice about making statements about China's human rights," says Nicola Casarini, research fellow at the E.U.'s Institute for Security Studies in Paris. "China will expect from Europe a so-called friendly behavior, and that means restraining from publicly accusing them."
"These banks have no choice, the interconnectedness of the world's financial system economy means the price of the euro's collapse will be paid by everyone," said Nicola Casarini, research fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies. China Daily
Nicola Casarini, research fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies, told China Daily that "it is a poll done for political reasons and to show support to the growing numbers of Tory euro skeptics in the parliament". China Daily
Le recenti indiscrezioni su possibili acquisti di titoli del Tesoro e partecipazioni in aziende pubbliche controllate in Italia da parte del fondo sovrano cinese - la China Investment Corporation - hanno riaperto il dibattito sul ruolo della Cina nel sostegno alla zona euro. AffarInternazionale
"China's rise provides the Pentagon with a perfect justification for demanding extra money from Congress," Nicola Casarini, a China specialist at the Paris-based EU Institute for Security Studies. DW-World.de