Asia

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

For Tibet, Barroso’s China visit is key

During his upcoming visit to China, EC President Barroso will need to convince the Chinese leadership to begin talks with the Dalai Lama

Tibet – avoiding the tie-break

EU governments should put concrete demands to the Chinese government, including a comprehensive review of its Tibet policy

The threat of a boycott

European leaders need to follow France and Poland’s example and take a tougher line on China, with real political threats, if the situation in Tibet does not improve

One China against one dream

The events shaking the wider Tibetan area should lead both the Chinese government and its international partners to a deep reconsideration of past policies