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Viet Nam-EU Health Cooperation: Fostering a Collaborative Partnership for Equitable Pharmaceutical Access

Viet Nam-EU Health Cooperation: Fostering a Collaborative Partnership for Equitable Pharmaceutical Access

23/06/2020 In the context of intensified EU-Viet Nam relations, health represents an area in which enhanced bilateral cooperation could be bolstered. Partnering towards equitable pharmaceutical access in particular is a domain with high potential for achieving shared gains. These papers call for a collaborative partnership between institutions and stakeholders from the pharmaceutical sector, with the

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Women Empowerment and Gender Equality in Kazakhstan

Women Empowerment and Gender Equality in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is strongly committed to ensuring gender equality and women’s empowerment at the national level. Not only is this critical for the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda but also for Kazakhstan’s aim to join the group of the 30 most developed countries by 2030. This policy brief looks at various aspects of Kazakh

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India: A Growing Presence in the South China Sea

India: A Growing Presence in the South China Sea

27 March 2020   In a time where in addition to the balance of power, future regional stability and security in the South China Sea (SCS) is also fragile, common concerns and similar threats unite the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries and India. In regard to the South China Sea dispute, India and

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Advancing EU-China-Africa trilateral partnerships: the role of joint business ventures in promoting sustainability, innovation and institutional synergies

Advancing EU-China-Africa trilateral partnerships: the role of joint business ventures in promoting sustainability, innovation and institutional synergies

4 February 2020   With a trilateral Africa-EU-China partnership gaining momentum, a greater understanding of this concept and its formulation in the European, African and Chinese discourse and foreign policy strategies is required. Offering an overview of the strengths, weaknesses and historical developments of the proposed Africa-EU-China trilateral cooperation, this paper critically engages with trilateral

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The BRI in Europe and the Budapest-Belgrade Railway Link

The BRI in Europe and the Budapest-Belgrade Railway Link

23 October 2019 Image credit: hungarytoday   Increasing Chinese influence in Europe has been a growing source of anxiety in Brussels in recent years. This paper seeks to better understand these exacerbated fears through the case of the Budapest-Belgrade railway link refurbishment. The project is part of the 17+1 Cooperation and the Belt and Road

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Altering Article 9: The Prospect of Revising the Constitution

Altering Article 9: The Prospect of Revising the Constitution

30 August 2019 Image credit: CFR   In recent years, Japan has resorted to reinterpreting its Constitution to respond to global trends and its security dilemma. The rate with which Japan is doing this has raised alarms over the possibility that it will gradually defer from this practice to ultimately revise its Constitution under bogus claims

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