A majority of European citizens believe a new cold war with both China and Russia is under way – but they mostly do not think that their own country is involved
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ECFR’s policy experts examine what the Taliban takeover means for countries and regions around the world: Europe, the US, the Middle East, Russia, China, Iran, Turkey, and the Sahel
Beijing instrumentalises its fishing fleet for geopolitical gain, as evidenced by its policy on the South China Sea. Europe cannot be a bystander on the issue.
The EU urgently needs to incorporate the concept and reality of the ‘protected home market advantage’ into its thinking on China
As European and US ambivalence towards the Western Balkans persists, the region will be in increasing danger of falling into an endless spiral of competition between various foreign actors
As climate action becomes more material to economic interests, Europe and China will both compete and cooperate with each other, against the backdrop of an overarching systemic rivalry
Europe should upgrade its security activities, and seize the moment to push multilateral institutions up the agenda. But it will be Europe’s connectivity agenda that provides the golden thread running through its foreign policy and its other objectives in the region.
In its remaining months, the German Council presidency could use this momentum to create institutional structures to improve the EU’s capacity to act
The crisis is intensifying demands for Europe to puts its China policy on a more open, accountable, and values-based footing
Europeans should monitor China’s influence on regional stability and political dynamics, especially in relation to surveillance technology and arms sales