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Arms transfers, defence markets, and the new dynamics in EU-Asia relations

On 26 January 2018, the EUISS organised a public conference to present a report on Chinese and Russian defence industries and to discuss the issue of European arms exports to Asia.

The focus of the event was on Russian and Chinese defence trajectories, and to assess the narrowing industrial and technological gap with the European armaments sector. The debate also covered European ‘hard power’ in Asia, especially the regulatory frameworks in place and the contribution of EU member states to the regional arms build-up.