Fran?ois Godement argues the Chinese Premier’s European trip will do little to mask recent diplomatic disputes
China?s cancellation of the planned bilateral summit with the EU is a brutal and unprecedented warning of how little Europe means to China
Pakistan, Congo and Ukraine are three fault lines separating us from the future
A new US president will want to see a significant enhancement of the European effort in Afghanistan. The issue is likely to be viewed in Washington as a litmus test of whether Europeans should be taken seriously as strategic partners.
The basis of a new EU-US partnership should be close trans-Atlantic coordination and cooperation on China at every level, harmonising positions and pooling leverage and influence
Germany?s decision to increase its troops in Afghanistan is both courageous and necessary: the security of both European and Afghan citizens is inseparable
Even if global action by central banks saves the day, Europe will have taken a step backwards. Yet crises are opportunities for political creativity.
Afghanistan was always the ?good? war and Iraq, the bad one. But what if Bush?s legacy becomes losing the good war and winning the bad one?
The EU may have to base partnership with the world’s largest democracy not on values, but on dealing with Afghanistan
With Afghanistan’s reconstruction on the brink, what could the EU and U.S ask Beijing to do?