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Asia-Pacific

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

China, Japan and Security in Asia

Workshop from 10:00 until 12:00

The Asia-Pacific is a contested and volatile region. Japan and China are two of the main security actors in the region, but tensions and lack of cooperation between the two countries still prevent the development of a concerted approach to security and stability. read more…

The EU–China Bilateral Investment Agreement: Between high hopes and real challenges

By Insa Ewert (23-02-2016)

In Security Policy Briefs

In 2012, negotiations over an EU–China bilateral investment agreement were launched to fully tap into the potential of bilateral investments. read more…

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Europe-Japan relations: shaping the future

Workshop from 11:30-13:00

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The relationship between Europe and Japan is not what it used to be – especially during the days of Japan’s growth to an economic superpower and the model for all other Asian economies. While the European Union (EU) has grown to a union of 28 countries read more…

Aggressive, assertive and approximative: how Russia, China and Europe adapt to the changing global order

By Thomas Renard (12-11-2015)

In Commentaries

What is the common denominator between Russia’s interventions in Ukraine and Syria, and China’s flourishing strategic investment initiatives, which have grasped so much attention lately, such as the One Belt One Road initiative or the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank? They are both read more…

US-China cybersecurity agreement: a good case of cyber diplomacy

By Thomas Renard (01-10-2015)

In Commentaries

The US and China concluded a major cybersecurity agreement during President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington, on 25 September. This agreement, which includes some commitments and enforcing mechanisms, read more…

Considering DPRK regime collapse: its probability and possible geopolitical and security consequences

By Mason Richey (27-08-2015)

In Security Policy Briefs

Both the EU and its member states are in a period of rethinking security strategy to adapt to contemporary challenges both in the European region and beyond, including Northeast Asia. In this Security Policy Brief, Mason Richey discusses what read more…

BRICS: An alternative order in construction (Summit takeaways)

By Thomas Renard (15-07-2015)

In Commentaries

The leaders of the emerging world met last week in Ufa, Russia, on the occasion of the BRICS and SCO summits. This short comment highlight the main takeaways from these meetings and their implications for Europe. read more…

The EU’s strategic partnership agreements: balancing geo-economics and geopolitics

By Thomas Renard (09-06-2015)

In Commentaries

The recent annual EU-Japan summit (29 May) confirmed progress in the parallel negotiations over a free trade and a political agreement. It also confirmed the EU’s willingness to deepen and create a stronger framework for cooperation with key global powers. read more…

Shangri La Dialogue 2015: Europe was there

By Gudrun Wacker, Sophie Boisseau du Rocher, Sven Biscop (09-06-2015)

In Commentaries

The EU took a (generally) pragmatic approach to relations with Asia at the recent high-level security conference in Singapore. read more…

The EU–Japan Summit considered in light of the renewed US–Japan defence guidelines: new momentum for the strategic partnership?

By Stephan Klose (28-05-2015)

In Commentaries

During Prime Minister Abe’s state visit to Washington, Japan and the United States made international headlines after revealing renewed joint defence guidelines that no longer read more…