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Book Launch: The European Union and China

Book Launch: The European Union and China

On 15 November, the book The European Union and China was presented at the European Institute for Asian Studies.  The book, written by Professor Thomas Christiansen, Professor Emil Kirchner and Dr. Uwe Wissenbach shows the different aspects of the relationship between European Union and China. This includes political, security, social and economic dimensions. At the

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Note of Comment on President Putin’s Visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan

Note of Comment on President Putin’s Visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan

On October 18 and 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin conducted a state visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan at the invitation of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. This will be President Putin’s first official state visit to Uzbekistan since Mirziyoyev took office two years ago. With Uzbekistan being the first country Putin visited after his first election

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Note of Comment on the 12th ASEM Summit

Note of Comment on the 12th ASEM Summit

During the last ASEM Summit, the European Union positioned itself as the greatest defender of multilateralism. Whereas the United States has pulled out of the JCPOA, is sabotaging WTO reform, and blew up TTIP and TPP alike, Asian countries were eager to come to hear a different story in Brussels. However, Europe remained cautious. It

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Note of Comment on “Connecting Europe and Asia”

Note of Comment on “Connecting Europe and Asia”

The much anticipated European Commission document named “Connecting Europe and Asia – Building Blocks for an EU Strategy” was expected to lay out a framework for further Eurasian integration and a vision to anticipate to China’s growing presence in investment projects through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI – previously referred to as One Belt

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Visit by Clingendael-Leiden University Students

Visit by Clingendael-Leiden University Students

On 5 October, the European Institute for Asian Studies has the pleasure of welcoming a group of Masters students from the University of Leiden to their Brussels premises. The event, organised by the University of Leiden in collaboration with the prestigious Clingendael institute of the Netherlands, sought to provide the students with insight into the

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Indonesia: An Interfaith Cooperation to Serve Peaceful Goals

Indonesia: An Interfaith Cooperation to Serve Peaceful Goals

“Unity in diversity,” the Indonesian national motto, is in line with the European Union’s values. Mutual understanding and tolerance are basic principles that have a significant potential to solve global threats. Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Six religions are officially recognised in Indonesia where people have throughout the ages lived side by side

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Note of Comment on President Mirziyoyev’s Visit to Washington

Note of Comment on President Mirziyoyev’s Visit to Washington

From 15 to 17 May, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will embark on a historic trip to Washington, where he will, among others, meet with President Trump to revive and infuse a new momentum to their bilateral strategic partnership. Despite being geographically far away from Central Asia, the United States has an important stake in a

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Commentary on the Implications of the Rising Sino-American Trade Tensions

Commentary on the Implications of the Rising Sino-American Trade Tensions

With the United States introducing levies on more than 1,333 Chinese goods, China has on its part retaliated with additional tariffs on some 106 American products. Economic threats coming from the Trump administration have been met by the Chinese authorities with equal force – the compound size of the simmering trade dispute amounting to approximately

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