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Ukrainian neutrality: a ‘golden bridge’ out of the current geopolitical trap

Anatol Lieven: Responisble Statecraft: 3rd of January 2022 Ukrainian Neutrality may be one of the only ways left out of the current Geopolitical crisis in Eastern Ukraine. Whilst Ukraine has been tredning towards the west in recent years, it is still has many necessary reforms to conduct before it can be considered for EU membership.…

A Roadmap for U.S.-Europe Cooperation on China

Paul Gewirtz, Ryan Hass, Susan Thornton, Robert Williams, Craig Allen, David Dollar, Yale Law School, Paul Tsai China Center – 16 February 2021 A previous article we mentioned this week in South China Morning Post explained the backlash in the European Parliament over the EU-China investment deal due to concerns over ignoring the Biden administration’s…

EU-China investment deal faces backlash in European Parliament

Finbarr Bermingham, South China Morning Post – 24 February 2021 MEPs have criticised the investment deal between Brussels and Beijing, saying that the parliament has ignored concerns over human rights issues and also bypassed the Biden administration’s calls for tougher engagement with China. The EU’s top negotiator defended the deal and says that the EU…

The Japan-UK Trade Agreement and the Shadow of Brexit

Andrea A. Fischetti, Tokyo Review – 9 November 2020 In the shadow of Brexit, it has been vital for the UK to prove the worth of individual trade relationships with their vital economic partners, especially Japan. Japan has made it clear that it values its trade relationship with the EU over any strategic interests that…

Post-Brexit Britain has its sights on Asia—if it can get over Europe first

Annabelle Timsit, Quartz – 14 January 2021 Over the years, the centre of the global economic and political system has shifted in the East’s favour, with many European countries developing strategies for engaging with Asia. If we can first overcome the challenges of European-sized holes in trade and political opportunities, this shift in power systems…