EU’s Perception of the Chinese Westward Expansion
Europe has lately been reluctant to see further unrestricted Chinese expansion into the European continent, not least in the eastern and central European states. Even if many states initially saw the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as something that could be economically lucrative and a balance between the EU and the U.S. This was due to what was seen as a withdrawal of the U.S. from transatlantic commitments and the Eastern and Central European state’s perception of Western European mistreatment of the “new” European regions. That said, there has been increased concern with Chinese expansion into Europe, and perhaps most interesting, Eastern and Central Europe have to a great extent, been leading this process.
China: Can It Control Japan’s Taiwan Policy?
Introduction: China’s reaction to US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan was resolute. The military exercises with live-fire drill were a nearly Pavlovian reaction suggesting they were long pre-planned. […]
EU-Taiwan Semiconductor Cooperation: Lopsided Priorities?
Abstract: The European Union (EU) seeks de facto closer cooperation on chip production with Taiwan. This was underlined during Foreign Minister Joseph Wu’s Europe Tour in 2021 and by a […]
Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit: Has It Burdened Japan’s Taiwan Trajectory?
Of late, Japan has been expediting the process of breaking its strategic silence on the contentious Taiwan Strait. Taiwan’s status, as China repeatedly remarks, is a “red line” that cannot […]
Japan’s Historic Moment: Global Challenges Necessitate Policy Evolution
Abstract: As Japan’s power and importance in the regional and international domain continues to grow, this issue brief provides an analysis of the domestic and international threats that are challenging […]
Economic Transformation Under Kim Jong Il
Kim Jong Il noted the importance of both economic reforms and North Korea’s connecting with the outside world. However, domestic political constraints did not allow him to proceed with bold […]
From Europe, Yoon Suk Yeol Calls for International Cooperation on North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Threats
Introduction: The leaders of the United States, South Korea, and Japan met in Madrid on Wednesday. Held on the sidelines of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) meetings this week, the trilateral […]