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Why a New Trade Pact Could be the Carrot the EU Needs in Cambodia
May 29, 2019
Why a New Trade Pact Could be the Carrot the EU Needs in Cambodia
The idea of such a pact is one such way for the EU to offer carrots, rather than just sticks, that can help it achieve its reform objectives in the country.
Why a New Trade Pact Could be the Carrot the EU Needs in Cambodia
Beware Cambodia’s Europe Sanctions Hype
January 30, 2019
Beware Cambodia’s Europe Sanctions Hype
Claims of threats to the country’s sovereignty are vastly exaggerated and miss the broader point about how foreign economic relations work.
Beware Cambodia’s Europe Sanctions Hype
What’s Next for China’s 16+1 Platform in Central and Eastern Europe?
July 03, 2018
What’s Next for China’s 16+1 Platform in Central and Eastern Europe?
The debate over development of the 16+1 platform continues.
What’s Next for China’s 16+1 Platform in Central and Eastern Europe?
The Disconnect Between the EU's Central Asia Strategy and Reality
July 07, 2017
The Disconnect Between the EU's Central Asia Strategy and Reality
Europe's strategy in Central Asia focuses on bilateral relations and reforms, but reality demonstrates the limits of these aims.
The Disconnect Between the EU's Central Asia Strategy and Reality
Russia May Block Western Flights to Asia
August 08, 2014
Russia May Block Western Flights to Asia
Russia may prohibit U.S. and EU airlines from traveling through its airspace on flights to and from the Asia-Pacific.
Russia May Block Western Flights to Asia
5 Ways Europe Can Help the US Pivot
June 02, 2014
5 Ways Europe Can Help the US Pivot
Crimea has woken Europe up to geopolitics. Here's how it can help the U.S. pivot to Asia.
5 Ways Europe Can Help the US Pivot
Crimea Could Weaken Russia's Pacific Fleet
March 18, 2014
Crimea Could Weaken Russia's Pacific Fleet
In response to its invasion of Crimea, the EU will likely bar the sale of a pair of French Mistral warships.
Crimea Could Weaken Russia's Pacific Fleet
America’s Undiminished Power of Attraction
May 14, 2013
America’s Undiminished Power of Attraction
The possibility of free trade agreements such as TAFTA and TPP could change the game of world politics.
America’s Undiminished Power of Attraction
Aftermath of the Rana Plaza Tragedy
May 08, 2013
Aftermath of the Rana Plaza Tragedy
Abandoning Bangladesh altogether would be the worst possible solution.
Aftermath of the Rana Plaza Tragedy
China’s European Diplomacy
April 18, 2013
China’s European Diplomacy
Chinese-EU relations have figured prominently into the first month of the new administration in Beijing.
China’s European Diplomacy
Four Reasons Not to Pivot to Europe
February 25, 2013
Four Reasons Not to Pivot to Europe
Some are arguing for the United States to “pivot” towards Europe. James Holmes gives us four reasons to stay the course.
Four Reasons Not to Pivot to Europe
EU-US Free Trade Agreement: End of the Asian Century?
February 20, 2013
EU-US Free Trade Agreement: End of the Asian Century?
Could the push for a transatlantic free trade agreement overshadow similar efforts in the Asia-Pacific?
EU-US Free Trade Agreement: End of the Asian Century?
Turkey: Abandoning the EU for the SCO?
February 17, 2013
Turkey: Abandoning the EU for the SCO?
Recent moves suggest Turkey could make a bid for entry into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. It would be a mistake.
Turkey: Abandoning the EU for the SCO?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Will it Happen?
February 08, 2013
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Will it Happen?
Can the Trans-Pacific Partnership overcome challenges and make history?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Will it Happen?
2012: A Tough Year for Vietnam
December 27, 2012
2012: A Tough Year for Vietnam
The State Bank of Vietnam has cut interest rates for the 6th time this year. Will Vietnam’s economy pick up steam?
2012: A Tough Year for Vietnam
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