EU-Myanmar Relations: Toward Greater Engagement
EU-Myanmar relations have come a long way in recent years since sanctions were first imposed on Myanmar in 1990. This paper accordingly provides an overview of the improvement in bilateral relations since 2011 when the civilian government came to power. In recognizing that the EU has an important and ongoing role to play in supporting Myanmar’s development and transition to democracy, the author argues for the need for greater engagement with the Tatmadaw, the country’s armed forces, so as to assist in military as well as police reform.
Indo-Pacific Security in 2030-35: Links in the Chain
In recent years, events like the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war have brought global supply chains squarely under the spotlight. The economic impact of these disruptive events exposed the […]
Quad Plus EU: A Viable Option for the Times?
Today, the primary Indo-Pacific contest is not just about the China-US hegemony. It also involves a range of so-called “middle powers” – including Australia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, […]
Geopolitical Flux and the Future of International Relations
The international political system is undergoing significant geopolitical and economic shifts brought about by fluctuations in the distribution of power among states. This brings into question the future of international […]
Taiwan: Tokyo’s New Ally?
In December 2022, the back-to-back visits by senior Japanese lawmakers, Koichi Hagiuda, Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Policy Research Council chairman, and Hiroshige Seko, the upper house secretary general […]