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Turkmenistan – A strong narrative on neutrality and independence

Turkmenistan – A strong narrative on neutrality and independence

15/03/2021 Since many years the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) has developed a strong focus on Central Asia and also on Turkmenistan. Not only is Turkmenistan celebrating the 30th anniversary of its independence in 2021, in 2020 it also celebrated the 25th anniversary of its status of neutrality, adopted in its early years of

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The US, the EU and Japan: Striking a new balance of power

The US, the EU and Japan: Striking a new balance of power

09/03/2021   Joe Biden, the new president of the United States, embodies a change of attitude in US foreign policy. The new administration has evoked mixed feelings in Europe and Japan. To some, Donald Trump´s strong stance on China was received as positive, while others have welcomed the return of stable diplomatic relations brought by

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EIAS Newsletter February 2021

EIAS Newsletter February 2021

Our EIAS February 2021 Newsletter is out now. You can read it here   Dear EIAS Friends, On the occasion of the Lunar New Year we would like to convey our best wishes for a healthy year ahead filled with good vibes, fruitful EU-Asia cooperation and a positive mindset.  We are pleased to send you our

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Myanmar’s future is back on the line: The fight for democracy

Myanmar’s future is back on the line: The fight for democracy

  12/02/2021 In the early hours of 1 February 2021, in a series of raids, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint, exponents of the National League for Democracy (NLD), activists and journalists were arrested in a military coup that is seriously endangering Myanmar’s already fragile democratic apparatus.  Reactions from Myanmar’s citizens In

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The 2021 Olympics: Suga’s Choice

The 2021 Olympics: Suga’s Choice

10/02/2021   The Olympic Games have a fascinating and unique history that is also intimately tied to the respective politics of the era. Hence, amid the raging of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the decision of whether to cancel or continue the Olympics is a political one. While the ultimate decision will fall on Japan’s Prime Minister

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