23 Sep 2014
Myanmar's ASEAN Chairmanship: An Early Assessment
Given the existing problems in the South China Sea and the planned unveiling of the ASEAN Community in 2015, Myanmar’s first term as chairman of ASEAN has been a stressful one. Yet, as Yun Sun observes, the internal and external assessments of Naypyidaw’s leadership have been largely positive. More on «Myanmar's ASEAN Chairmanship: An Early Assessment »
23 Sep 2014
NATO, Russia and Ukraine: Roulette or Reset?
Given their tensions over Ukraine, can NATO and Russia avoid a new Cold War? Samir Tata believes that Germany might be able to broker a suitable détente, especially by 1) promoting a two-sided embargo on military aid, 2) calling for parliamentary elections, and 3) ruling out any future NATO relationship with Ukraine, Georgia or Belarus. More on «NATO, Russia and Ukraine: Roulette or Reset?»
24 Apr 2014
NATO on Edge
How can NATO transform itself into a global security alliance and yet respond to the local challenges posed by a resurgent Russia? In anticipation of the Alliance Summit scheduled for next September, Richard Weitz outlines the steps Brussels needs to take if it wants to be ‘dual capable’. More on «NATO on Edge»
20 Mar 2014
Romania: The Chinese Are Coming!
If you are one of the more recent members of the European Union and feel isolated by the ‘old guard’, what do you do? In the case of Romania and others, writes Raluca Besliu, you forge an economic and strategic partnership with China. Hmm, maybe it’s time for Brussels to reappraise its internal relations. More on «Romania: The Chinese Are Coming!»