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Smart Cities Cooperation between the EU and China (June 2015)

Smart Cities Cooperation between the EU and China (June 2015)

Urbanisation is on the rise, and the conditions under which it takes place have profound consequences on the outcomes of millions, if not billions, of people. This report analyses the current smart cities initiatives in Europe and China, and it examines the state of the EU-China Partnership on smart and sustainable urbanisation. The report discusses

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EIAS hosts Kyrgyzstan’s Foreign Minister

EIAS hosts Kyrgyzstan’s Foreign Minister

On February 16, EIAS had the pleasure to welcome Kyrgyzstan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr Erlan Abdyldaev, for a speech and subsequent dialogue with the audience on the country’s foreign policy interests, priorities and challenges, both in Central Asia and beyond. Minister Abdyldaev strongly reaffirmed that the most important area of activity for all

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EU-India Relations: A Soft Power Approach (December 2015)

EU-India Relations: A Soft Power Approach (December 2015)

Indian foreign policy under the Modi administration is becoming more ambitious and innovative in its scope, as India moves from the periphery to the center of international relations. India is tactically exploiting its natural advantages through its renewed focus on soft power and its subsequent strategic deployment to further India’s foreign policy objectives in an

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2015 ADB Annual Meeting: Notes on the 48th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank, Baku, Azerbaijan (May 2015)

2015 ADB Annual Meeting: Notes on the 48th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank, Baku, Azerbaijan (May 2015)

Asia is heading back to basics as lower commodity prices, weak overseas demand, and rising inequality prompt changes to the region’s economic development model. At the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank in Baku, trending topics such as regional integration and the promotion of regional bond markets were pushed down the agenda. Instead, finance

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Bridging Asia and Europe Through Maritime Connectivity: China’s Maritime Silk Road and Indonesia’s Maritime Axis (March 2015)

Bridging Asia and Europe Through Maritime Connectivity: China’s Maritime Silk Road and Indonesia’s Maritime Axis (March 2015)

In 2013, in front of the Indonesian Parliament, China’s President Xi Jinping announced the launch of a Maritime Silk Road. This massive connectivity project linking Asia and Europe encompasses the building and upgrading of maritime infrastructures. One year later, the newly-elected Indonesian President, Joko Widodo announced the project to make Indonesia a “maritime axis”. This

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