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Sinderpal Singh | New Geopolitics of Asia | Publication

An analysis of traditional and non-traditional security threats and contextualization of the geopolitical and economic situation in the Indo-Pacific.


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18.05.2022 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry shares his views on the developments in Afghanistan and the role of the international community since the Taliban…


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30.03.2022 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Together with its partners, FES brought together some of Nepal’s most prominent thought-leaders and politicians to discuss the country’s current state…


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20.12.2021 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

India has become a major player in world affairs. It is in the midst of a geopolitical repositioning as it navigates its place in the evolving…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

Japan and many Asian countries could be the theatre of conflict in the event of an accident or mishap in the context of the intensifying geopolitical…


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09.12.2021 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

2021 marked the launch of the new FES Asia geopolitics programme. A key pillar is the FES Asia Strategic Foresight Group, an interdisciplinary network…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

The EU and Indonesia have a history of engagement and cooperation covering a wide range of development and economic cooperation. Dr Shafiah Muhibat,…


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02.12.2021 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

The COVID-19 pandemic has been eroding multilateralism and connectivity; principles that are needed the most to ensure a rapid and just recovery.…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Over the last decade, Asia has seen enormous physical and digital infrastructure connectivity projects. They have become both key pillars and levers…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

The United States and the European Union have increasingly focused their strategic attention on the Indo-Pacific and continue to foster dialogue and…


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03.11.2021 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Bangladesh is emerging as an important player in Asia’s new geopolitical theatre. FES and its partners invited some of the country’s top thought…


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22.10.2021 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

The announcement of AUKUS consolidates a security-led conception of the Indo-Pacific over more prosperity-focused ideas championed for example by the…


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19.10.2021 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Southeast Asia’s second most populous country is a flashpoint in the new geopolitics and geoeconomics of Asia. Filipino thought leaders and change…


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15.10.2021 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Most ASEAN countries are rather reluctant to choose sides in the intensifying geopolitical rivalry between China and the United States. There is a…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

South Korea walks on a geopolitical tightrope, positioned between the United States, its long-standing ally, and China, its most important trade…


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11.10.2021 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

The pandemic has not only led to considerable losses in terms of health on a global scale but also caused unprecedented damage to the global economy…


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08.10.2021 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

A European Indo-Pacific strategy that widens options for the regional actors is welcomed by New Delhi. The same can be said of AUKUS though explicit…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

As a predominantly archipelagic region, Southeast Asia is disproportionately threatened by the potential consequences of climate change. Sharon Seah,…


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27.09.2021 | New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

Vietnam plays a key role in the evolving geopolitics of Asia. Professor Pham Quang Minh, former dean of the University of Social Sciences and…


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Dr Steven Blockmans | New Geopolitics of Asia | Publication

An analysis of the EU’s new take on trade, asking how the concept of open strategic autonomy should be understood, which policy areas are most likely…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

The European Union needs to take its own agency seriously to be able to effectively handle the new geopolitical challenges that are emerging in Asia.…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

Scholars in China largely view the Indo-Pacific as a concept of the United States and its allies, with a preponderance of the geopolitical aspect. It…


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The EU has been a strong development partner for Myanmar. In the aftermath of the military coup, Min Zin, Executive Director, Institute for Strategy…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | News

As geopolitical rivalry intensifies in both traditional and non-traditional domains, leadership around AI, emerging technologies and the increased…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

The EU’s policy in the Indo-Pacific is guided by trade and economic considerations and must put the emphasis on sustainability, workers’ rights and…


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Situated between two great powers, China and Russia, and sharing many of the EU’s fundamental values, Mongolia appears to be a natural partner for…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

The Philippines are caught in the midst of the US-China rivalry. To navigate through it, Dr Charmaine Willoughby, Associate Professor of International…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

The EU has been a valuable development partner of Nepal and has contributed to several development projects along with promoting bilateral trade. Dr…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

“What happens in the Indo-Pacific does not stay in the Indo-Pacific”, stresses Dr Steven Blockmans, Research Director at the Centre for European…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

“Australia needs allies and partners if it hopes to revitalize and strengthen the international rules-based order. That is where Europe offers the…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

“In the aftermath of COVID, we may also see the rise of new leaders in supply chains”, says Dr M Abu Eusuf, Professor at the University of Dhaka and…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

Singapore and the EU enjoy a strong partnership on several fronts, including on the economic front as well as in promoting multilateralism. Dr Yeo Lay…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | News

A year and a half into the pandemic, the systemic implications of the crisis are engendering major shifts and, some will argue, sowed the seeds for…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

The ASEAN region is in the spotlight of the evolving US-China rivalry. What role does the EU play in the region and Thailand in particular? Dr…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

Why is Malaysia wary of the term Indo-Pacific? Liew Chin Tong, Malaysian Senator and former Deputy Defence Minister, gives us a glimpse of what the…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

“The EU has a big role in structuring a new, more secure and more stable order in the Indo-Pacific”, says Prof C Raja Mohan, Director of the Institute…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | Vlog

In our first episode, Barbara Plinkert, Ambassador of the EU to Singapore, shares her perspectives on why the EU needs a strategy for the region and…


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| New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Small and landlocked states have their own unique set of challenges, but also opportunities, especially when caught in the midst of global power…


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12.05.2021 | New Geopolitics of Asia | News

Greater Eurasia has always been subject to great power rivalries. A new map by FES puts the often-confusing multitude of smaller clashes, economic…


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29.07.2020 | New Geopolitics of Asia, Cross-cutting regional issues | Coronabrief

The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated patterns of bilateral acrimony and geopolitical rivalry. The United States and China are missing a critical…


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08.07.2020 | New Geopolitics of Asia, COVID-19 on East Asia | Coronabrief

Buffeted by domestic difficulties and degradation of the international context at both global and regional levels, South and North Korea are already…


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03.07.2020 | New Geopolitics of Asia, COVID-19 on East Asia | Coronabrief

Rising geopolitical tensions and the COVID-19 pandemic constitute a major challenge for Mongolia’s multilateral and regional initiatives. To avoid…


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23.06.2020 | New Geopolitics of Asia, COVID-19 on South Asia | Coronabrief

Nepal’s foreign and security policy is traditionally characterized by a balancing act between India, China and the United States. The geopolitical…


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22.06.2020 | New Geopolitics of Asia, COVID-19 on South Asia | Coronabrief

The bloody clashes in the high Himalayas between Indian and Chinese soldiers in mid-June add yet another dimension to the unfolding geopolitical churn…


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