For the first time, European and Southeast Asian leaders will gather in Brussels on December 14th for a bloc-to-bloc summit. The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is now the EU’s 3rd largest trading partner outside Europe, after China and the US. Bilateral trade in goods was worth €215.9 billion last year. And the… Continue reading CEIAS CONSIDERS: What To Expect From The EU-ASEAN Summit?
Former security chief John Lee Ka-chiu will take office as Hong Kong’s next leader next month. What will it mean for Hong Kong? Martin Šebeňa Research Fellow at CEIAS @MartinSebena One of the most important challenges for the incoming Chief Executive will be navigating Hong Kong on its journey into the post-pandemic world. This… Continue reading CEIAS CONSIDERS: What to expect from Hong Kong’s new leader John Lee?
Japan was quick to impose sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, leading some analysts to speculate about a new era of Japanese security policy. But have their responses to the war in Ukraine brought Japan and the European Union closer together? Róbert Vancel Research fellow at CEIAS @robert_vancel First of all, I would… Continue reading CEIAS CONSIDERS: How has the Ukraine war deepened EU-Japan relations?
Are Transatlantic relations safe for now? In light of the EU activities against China vis-a-vis Taiwan, and with the Russian threat of invading Ukraine, “CEIAS Considers” asked regional exports whether the EU and US today more united than they were in recent years against the threats posed by China and Russia? Richard Q. Turcsanyi Program… Continue reading CEIAS CONSIDERS: Are the EU and US more united on Russian and Chinese threats?
Loved at home; increasingly unpopular abroad? “Together for a shared future” is China’s wishful motto for the Winter Olympics, which formally began on February 4. But with many Western countries diplomatically boycotting the games, no spectators, and two possible conflicts on the horizon – the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Chinese invasion of Taiwan… Continue reading CEIAS CONSIDERS: Will the Beijing Winter Olympics Improve China’s Image?