Asia

From Atocha to Waziristan

Germany?s decision to increase its troops in Afghanistan is both courageous and necessary: the security of both European and Afghan citizens is inseparable

Losing the ‘good’ war

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 trouble with India

The EU may have to base partnership with the world’s largest democracy not on values, but on dealing with Afghanistan

Can China save Afghanistan?

With Afghanistan’s reconstruction on the brink, what could the EU and U.S ask Beijing to do?

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