Asia

Has the EU escaped a Chinese rescue?

There is one worrying element to Greece’s financial tragedy that people seem to have forgotten: Greece first turned to Beijing for help

Again, the China arms embargo issue

Spain’s call for the EU to lift the arms embargo against China suffers from bad timing and blundering diplomacy

Sri Lanka’s Choice, and the World’s Responsibility

Pity the poor Sri Lankan voter. As presidential elections loom on Jan. 26, the public is faced with a choice between two candidates who openly accuse each other of war crimes

Battling strategic irrelevance

European leaders should beware exiting Afghanistan. They have already staked their credibility there, and the balance of power in Asia is very uncertain

The EU and China: Talking past each other

Did anybody notice the recent EU-China summit that took place at the end of November in Nanjing? No? The summit only lasted an hour and forty-five minutes

Obama in Asia

Despite dissimilarities between them, a G2 of China and the US haunts Europe

Welt ohne F?hrung

Obama’s China-Visit was more than an episode: it symbolises the end of a long era of global US leadership. The power vacuum will have to be filled by stronger global institutions. A piece in German