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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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Note of Comment on President Nazarbayev’s Social Initiatives

Note of Comment on President Nazarbayev’s Social Initiatives

On 5 March, Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev outlined five new major social initiatives to improve the socio-economic standing and progress of Kazakh citizens. These initiatives are a key pillar of Kazakhstan’s ambitious modernisation programme, and will aid the nation in the pursuit of the Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy. With its strong focus on infrastructure, logistics, private

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Note of Comment on Relations between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan ahead of the Visit By President Berdimuhamedov to Tashkent

Note of Comment on Relations between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan ahead of the Visit By President Berdimuhamedov to Tashkent

On April 23 and 24, Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will pay an official visit to Uzbekistan for a landmark summit with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev. During his visit, a comprehensive and broad spectrum of areas is expected to be covered including the enhancement of trade, economic and investment links; transport, communication, education, and culture.

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Uzbekistan Hosts Momentous Conference on Afghanistan

Uzbekistan Hosts Momentous Conference on Afghanistan

On 26 and 27 March, Tashkent will host representatives from over 20 countries and international organisations for the high-level International Conference on Afghanistan “Peace Process, Security Cooperation and Regional Connectivity”. The conference comes shortly after the Kabul Process event held in the Afghan capital last month, in which Afghan President Ashraf Ghani proposed peace talks

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EU-India Relations in the Spotlight

EU-India Relations in the Spotlight

As part of a special Republic Day report for Indian news channel NewsX, EIAS experts Mr Alberto Turkstra, Ms Angela Sarafian and Mr Edward Danks, along with other commentators from across the world, shared their perspectives on President Modi’s recent vision of a ‘New India’, unveiled in Davos last week, and the present and future

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New Book by EIAS Associate Researcher Richard Turcsanyi

New Book by EIAS Associate Researcher Richard Turcsanyi

EIAS Associate Researcher Dr Richard Turcsanyi has recently published a book entitled “Chinese Assertiveness in the South China Sea”. This book offers an assessment of China’s assertive foreign policy behavior with a special focus on Chinese policies in the South China Sea (SCS). By providing a detailed account of the events in the SCS and

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