Asia

China Olympics blog

A daily blog following key political stories in China during the Beijing Olympics

Steps to secure the non-polar world

How to cooperate on global security with China, Russia and India will be among a new U.S President’s top challenges.

Sarkozy’s tightrope act on China

Sarkozy’s attempts to establish a solid basis for a strategic partnership with China are useful to the EU as a whole. In French.

Big Brother versus YouTube

For China, the Olympics are no longer a sporting event – they are a battle to define how the country is seen by its citizens and the world

Drafting a new Afghan-Pakistan strategy

Europe and the U.S need a new strategy to deal with Afghanistan and Pakistan. A transatlantic Baker-Hamilton-style commission is necessary.

Sarkozy and the Olympics

Nicolas Sarkozy will soon announce whether he will attend the opening ceremony of the Olympics. He should definitely go.

Weaning Afghanistan off drugs

The Afghan opium economy continues to grow. To have any chance of success, international efforts need to focus on security and bringing criminal kingpins to justice through a specialised UN court.

No Afghan spring

The assasination attempt on Hamid Karzai should prompt a re-think of the international community’s Afghan policy