Europe

Chancellor Angela Merkel

Germany’s “Change Through Trade” Fallacy With China

Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier confirmed last week what many pundits suspected: German officials still firmly believe Beijing will make progressive reforms if Europe...
French President Emmanuel Macron

What Does It Mean If Europe Is No Longer “Naïve” About China?

Naïve is becoming something of a buzzword for European leaders to describe why it is only now that they can see there might be...

Are Russia and Belarus Decoupling?

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is fighting his probably most important political battle. Although he is expected to easily win presidential election scheduled for August...

Sino-British Ties at a Crossroads: What Lies Ahead?

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party had been clear-eyed about the challenges of a relationship with China and also had...
Muslim women

How Covid-19 Exposes Britain’s Islamophobia: An Oxford Study on Conspiracy Beliefs

Rumors and conspiracy theories blossom lavishly in an era of low confidence and low trust.  It is, therefore, not surprising that myriads of stories...
PM Boris Johnson

Why UK Needs Asia in a Post-Covid World

The Boris Johnson administration has clearly indicated that the nature of economic links with China in a post-Covid world is likely to be significantly...
Gas Pipeline Forchheim Finsing Bauarbeiten

Energy Security of the European Union: Current Challenges and the Road Ahead

Since the inception of modern international relations, natural resources have been of noteworthy significance to the power structure of the international system of states....
President Vladimir Putin with PM Modi

Fight Against COVID-19: Mutual Lessons for India and Russia

Have India and Russia emerged as two of the largest countries that have handled the ongoing pandemic in a better way despite sharing land...
Ursula von der Leyen

Europe Must Gain Strategic Autonomy to Exert Influence on the Global Stage

At a time of fraying transatlantic ties and deepening great-power competition, Europe must aspire to build its strategic autonomy.  As Europe takes tentative steps to...