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82 posts
Vem vann egentligen? NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
ÖVER CENTRALASIEN: Innan det amerikanska valresultatet blivit tillräckligt klart lyfte jag från Bangkok, och har i skrivande stund i strålande väder just passerat över välbekanta Mazar-e-Sharif i nordligaste Afghanistan. Det landets framtid ha...
Inte bara harmoni NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
VIENTIANE: Sent på eftermiddagen avslutades så det stora toppmötet här. Stämningen mellan Asien och Europa var i allt väsentligt god genom de två dagarnas diskussioner, men samma sak kan sannerligen inte sägas om stämningen mellan Kina och J...
Europe’s Mini-pivot to Asia NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
An impressive array of European top politicians – including the French President Francois Holland and spearheaded by the top brass from Brussels (Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso) -Read more…...
Unterstützung für gemeinnützoge Projekte in Laos NEW
Andreas Schieder 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Eine Softloan Kooperation stand im Mittelpunkt des Treffen mit dem Finanzminister von Laos am Rande des ASEM Gipfel. Damit unterstützt Österreich Projekte, die der Bevölkerung in Laos zu Gute kommen und die von österreichischen Unternehmen durch...
Beim ASEM Gipfel in Laos NEW
Andreas Schieder 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Ich vertrete Kanzler Werner Faymann beim ASEM Gipfel in Laos. Bei diesem Gipfeltreffen europäischer und asiatischer Staats-und Regierungschefs standen Bewältigungsstrategien der globalen Wirtschaftskrise im Zentrum der Diskussionen. Dabei habe ich...
Asien-EU | Gipfel im Schatten der Schuldenkrise NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Am 5. und 6. November treffen sich etwa fünfzig Spitzenpolitiker Europas und Asiens in Vientiane in Laos. Les Echos tauft dieses neunte ASEM-Gipfeltreffen beider Kontinente „Europas Charmeoffensive in Asien“. Die alle zwei Jahre stat...
Ásia-UE | Uma cimeira com a crise da dívida como pano de fundo NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
“Europa lança ação de charme na Ásia”, é assim que Les Echos classifica o encontro que vai juntar, nos dias 5 e 6 de novembro, em Ventiane, no Laos, cerca de 50 líderes dos dois continentes na non...
Asie-EU | Summit na pozadí dluhové krize NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
„Evropa se snaží Asii okouzlit.“ Tak popisuje francouzský hospodářský deník Les Echos již devátý summit Asie – Evropa (ASEM), který se za účasti padesáti l&ia...
Fiji pushes Pacific trade agenda with Europe NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Fiji has told Europe’s top trade man: Europe must do more to reach a fair partnership with the Pacific Islands. Attorney-General and Minister for Industry and Trade, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, underscored concerns of Pacific ACP (African, Caribbean, Paci...
Nu i riktning Vientiane NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
TABIANO: Via en serie av olika flygplatser börjar jag i dag att bege mig i riktning Vientiane i Laos för ASEM-toppmötet mellan Europa och Asien som inleds där måndag eftermiddag. Och vid den tiden bör jag vara framme – om allt nu fungerar...
Australia, entre Hughes y Menéndez del Valle NEW
Antonio Masip 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Como fui, en años mozos, tenista y cronista deportivo, tuve el acicate de interesarme por el país de donde procedían Fraser, Laver, Newcombe....y aún, antes, el grueso de la cuadra Kramer Boy's. Y no digamos los nadadores, exiliados alemanes, her...
As trouble brews in East Asia – the EU is quiet NEW
the FRIDE blog 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The Head of FRIDE’s Agora Asia-Europe programme, Gauri Khandekar, has written an opinion piece for EUobserver about the ongoing dispute between China and Japan in the East China Sea. The original version can be found here, and the text is also...
Dialogue asiatique NEW
Robert Goebbels 2 Years, 3 Months, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Le député européen Robert Goebbels assiste actuellement à Lombok en Indonésie à la 33ième réunion de l’Assemblée Interparlementaire des 10 pays du Sud-Est-Asiatique (ASEAN), où il représente le Parlement Européen en sa qualité de vice-...
The EU and Taiwan’s future NEW
the FRIDE blog 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 16 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Earlier this month in Brussels, FRIDE’s Agora Asia-Europe Programme and the EU-Asia Centre  jointly held a Panel Discussion titled The Future of Taiwan, which looked at both delicate cross-strait affairs and Taiwan’s relations with the EU. The e...
CICA became stable factor of regional policy in security NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Progress is not possible without trust within countries of Asian region — Nazarbaev. READ MORE...
India’s Prospects in the Area of Ballistic Missile Defense: A Regional Security Perspective NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
By Peter Topychkanov «‘In 2012, the unequal relationship between India and Pakistan is spinning sh...
Can Asia avoid the middle-income trap? NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
The thesis that the Asian boom is past its best is not new, but when we come across a particularly well-argued note on the topic, we like to share.We’ve already given you...
Australia’s capex cliff NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 4 Months, 11 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Here’s a bold call: the developed world’s fastest growing (that’s Australia for those of you at the back of the class) will fall in to recession next year as...
Deppert statt Olympia-Medaille NEW
Zur Politik 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 3 Hours ago
Bei den Olympischen Spielen gab es im Spiel um Platz 3 beim Fußball einen politischen Eklat. Ausgetragen wurde die Partie zwischen Südkorea und Japan, erstere gewannen. Daraufhin hielt ein Spieler der Koreaner ein Plakat in die Höhe…: “...
Signs of change in Europe? NEW
European Reform - Mike Burnett's blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Just back from 10 days in India - so many similarities with the challenges faced by the EU. Again struck by shared cultural values, retained in spite of India's need to struggle for independence from Britain which is so well explained in the Nehru Me...
Taiwan : identité chinoise NEW
EGEA 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Intéressant article du Monde sur Taïwan, hier. Qui amène qq commentaires. source Le reportage montre en effet les évolutions de l'île (je découvre d'ailleurs qu'il y a une population aborigène qui y demeure encore). En effet, après avoi...
Europeans and the South China Sea NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
How and why should Europeans become more involved in the foreign and strategic affairs of the Indo-Pacific? Why are the European isolationists wrong? What role, in particular, is there for the United Kingdom and France? And should Europeans be willin...
Nepal and its transition: what lies ahead? NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 8 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
A little history The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked country with a population of approximately 30 million people that has been a monarchy throughout most of its history. Nepal had been ruled by the Shah Dynasty from 1768 until a...
European Kitchens in Pattaya Condominiums NEW
Europeanization 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
When we say European kitchens, we actually pertain to various designs and styles. Hungarian kitchens for instance have hand stenciled cupboards or kitchen cabinets with too much folk art designs while Tuscany cabinets are normally in cracked paint ef...
Six-plus-one-Party Talks? EU role in denuclearisation of North Korea NEW
ISIS Europe Blog 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
On 4 July 2012, the East Asia Forum published an essay on the role the EU could play in the Six-Party-Talks, by Philip Worré, Executive Director of ISIS Europe, and Intaek Han, policy advisor to the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and &#...
The Great East Japan earthquake one year on NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
It’s exactly a year and one hundred days since I was last in Japan. Then I was bringing European support for a people and a country devastated by the triple disaster of an earthquake, a tsunami and a nuclear accident. Now I’m here for an...
Pete Pattisson’s Burma NEW
Jonathan Fryer 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
The Liberal Democrats’ Parliamentary Candidates Association (PCA) has produced several editions of Who’s Who in the Liberal Democrats, listing the parliamentary and civic achievements of leading members of the Party (or at least those who...
Sticker Lady: Is Singapore changing? NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
You can find a big headlines in international press like  – Sticker Lady tests Singapore leaders. Question: We tend to see Singapore as the state obsesses with order. How significant is this story in your opinion for the society in Singapore?
EU-Asia relations: so much to learn from each other NEW
Blog of EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
I’ve just returned from a trip to China, Korea and Singapore, the main focus of which was to maintain the positive momentum in EU-China relations that has been driven by a number of successful summits with our Asian partners. Indeed, over the l...
SCO speeding up establishment of special account NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 2 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is to speed up the establishment of a special account and development bank so as to enhance members' ability to cope with new threats and challenges, reported Xinhua. READ MORE...
Battle for Dien Bien Phu (1986) NEW
Foreign Policy Association - EU at 50 2 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Hell in a Very Small Place. That was the name of a book by Bernard Fall about the siege of Dien Bien Phu. The 1954 battle was a turning point in Indochina, where the French made a last ditch effort to maintain control in Vietnam. It also is the point...
The bad news that didn’t come NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
I got the first news of the two strong earthquakes in the Indian Ocean yesterday. The images of the 2004 disaster that caused huge destruction in the same area and killed more than 230,000 people jumped in my mind. Like observers world over, I prayed...
La Corée du Nord de Kim Il Sun NEW
EGEA 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 22 Hours ago
Le leader nord-coréen, Kim Jong-Il, est mort il y a un mois. Nous avions alors proposé une première analyse du personnage. Maintenant que les choses se sont un peu décantées, il est temps de revenir sur la Corée du Nord, qui évolue probablemen...
Anti-Corruption and Federalism in India NEW
The Worden Report 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 36 Minutes ago
At the end of 2011, India’s coalition government adjourned the upper chamber of the federal legislature without passing legislation that would have created an independent anticorruption agency. India was a the time rife with governmental corruption...
Cult of the Leader: The Case of North Korea NEW
The Worden Report 3 Years, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Baudrillard writes of "hyper-reality," which arises when productions—perhaps created by publicists and other spin doctors—become the reality that is taken seriously at the expense of the originals.  The modern art of Andy Warhal provides an...
North Korea: A New Kim on the Block NEW
German Marshall Fund Blog 3 Years, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
BRUSSELS – With regard to North Korea, the Obama Administration and China have been united by a common purpose: the avoidance of trouble. Despite some tensions between Washington and Beijing, the primary U.S. concern — containing Pyongyang
Conflicting Business Models at Singapore’s Airport NEW
The Worden Report 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 8 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Singapore’s Changi may be “the world’s most fabulous airport,” according to Scott McCartney of the Wall Street Journal. To be sure, the airport’s amenities are amazing. How they are operated, however, detracts in certain respects with the g...
Atlantic Community’s MEMO 33: NATO Partnerships – Strengthening Ties with Asia NEW
European Student Think Tank 3 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 1 Minute ago
Atlantic Memos showcase the best ideas and arguments from debates in our cooperation Think Tank Atlantic Community. Memo 33 calls for stronger ties with Asia. Atlantic Community members call upon NATO to strengthen its existing partnerships and devel...
No respite Down-Under from Eurozone crisis NEW
Michael Berendt’s blog 3 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Any hope that travelling to the other side of the world would offer some respite from the daily diet of the Eurozone crisis has been rudely dashed. Here am I, blogging from Sydney, Australia, and finding no escape. Globalisation has never seemed more...
Singapore’s lack of cycling facilities NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 3 Years, 3 Months, 1 Day, 20 Hours ago
Spiegel Online is featuring this short article about a new global index on the quality of cycling in global cities. The index was prepared by a Danish blogger and cycling expert who runs the blog Copenhagenize.eu. No surprise, Amsterdam and Copenhage...
Accepting Reality: Living With a Nuclear North Korea NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 3 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
video By Ted Galen Carpenter Hopes are rising once more that the moribund six-party talks will resume and that negotiations will eventually produce an agreement whereby North...
"Tapping Australia’s Community Spirit in the Year Ahead" by David Hetherington NEW
Social Europe 3 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Julia Gillard is wrestling with a problem that would be the envy of her prime ministerial and presidential peers: how to manage the proceeds of the boom. Like its seasons, Australia’s economy and...
Pacific: Renewed Impetus Sought For EPA With EU NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The Pacific region's top trade officials, experts and Ministers gathered this week in Apia, Samoa, to deliberate on key issues surrounding negotiations with the European Union on a fair and comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Pacific...
Papua New Guinea could lose trade deal if Thailand benefits NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
The European Parliament has asked the European Commission (EC) to suspend the exceptions to the rules of origin given to Papua New Guinea (PNG) if the deal this year proves to have “a disruptive impact” on European industry. European Ministers ex...
A backdoor guest? - E!Sharp NEW
www.esharp.eu, 3 Years, 11 Months, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Never forget to pay your bills in Singapore NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 4 Years, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Some say Singaporeans are greedy, some say they are bureaucratic and some that they are uber-honest. I think this is all crap stereotyping (as if the Germans would be orderly… or the Indians talkative…). But here is a warning from the Sin...
Initiative On The Caspian OSCE Clone NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 4 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Addressing the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov mentioned the initiative to found a “Forum on Security, Peace and Cooperation in Central Asia and Caspian basin”. Obviously, t...
Calories and Caffeine Fuel Summit NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Caffeine and calories fuel Asian and European leaders meeting in Brussels.
Globaliseringens banérförare NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
BRYSSEL: Strax lämnar jag Bryssel för att kunna vara i tid till riksdagens högtidliga öppnande i Stockholm klockan 14. Hoppas bara att SAS håller tidtabellen. Efter de mera formella öppningstalen på ASEM8-mötet här i går blev det i alla fal...
Hello EU, We’re Malaysia NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Malaysian delegates at this week’s Asia-Europe summit in Brussels have their work cut out for them. They must try to grab the attention of European diplomats more keen on chatting with the Koreans, Chinese, and even the Russians.
A Look Behind The Scenes Of The ASEM Summit NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
The 8th ASEM (Asia-Europe meeting) Summit will take place on October 4th and 5th 2010. This summit is held every two years, sometimes in Asia, sometimes in Europe. It is indisputably the most important event organised within the framework of this Pre...
Worth a Thousand Words NEW
Shiraz Socialst 4 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
This, according to How Big Really?, is how Pakistan’s floods would look if they covered the UK: Donate...
Aid where it matters NEW
Bit more complicated... 4 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Please donate to the Pakistan flood appeal via DEC With almost 20 million affected by flooding in Pakistan, and the sad news of the death of medical staff in Afghanistan who have previously been off limits, the issue of international aid is hugely im...
Trade a key issue in Merkel's visit to Kazakhstan NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with President Nursultan Nasarbeyev of Kazakhstan to discuss trade and investment. The visit draws her five-day tour of Asia to a close. READ MORE...
Environmental Problems of Asian Region have Reached a Critical Point NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 4 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
The OSCE is literally the only regional organization, which includes the most influential countries in the world. READ MORE...
Coreias às avessas NEW
Tratados 4 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
O ataque sofrido por uma embarcação militar sul-coreana por parte de Pyongyang veio trazer para o topo da actualidade internacional a tensão existente entre ambos os lados da península. Ainda que os holofotes estejam concentrados, por norma, nout...
Middag vid Puerta del Sol NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 4 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Hour, 35 Minutes ago
MADRID: Efter att ha suttit instängda i en syrefattig konferenslokal större delen av dagen kommer vi nu att ha möjlighet att fortsätta vår dialog vid mer atmosfärrik middag i centrala Madrid. Men spännande och viktigt har det varit att utbyta...
Viktig dialog med Sydostasien NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 4 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 12 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
MADRID: Behaglig försommarvärme när vi alldeles strax inleder utrikesministermötet här mellan EU och ASEAN. Tidigare möten i Nuernberg och Pnom Penh har jag tyckt var mycket givande. Relationen med Sydostasien har stor potential för Europa. Et...
Till Stockholm – och sedan Madrid NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 4 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
SOPOT: Denna morgon lyser solen över stranden. Jag kan blicka ut över bukten ända bort mot Hel-halvön ut mot vidare Östersjön. Men alldeles strax bryter jag upp härifrån för att flyga till Stockholm och tillbringa större delen av dagen där...
Singapour et Venise NEW
EGEA 4 Years, 7 Months, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Chacun connaît le rôle de Venise dans le développement de l'Europe : à la fois par sa richesse économique au coeur du Moyen-Âge, mais aussi par son invention de techniques financières qui sont les prémisses du capitalisme moderne :...
Military Solutions will not tackle the Root Causes of Military Based Extremism in Pakistan NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 4 Years, 7 Months, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Speaking at a hearing last week organised by London Green MEP Jean Lambert, Shama Mall, the Deputy Director of Church World Service – Pakistan/Afghanistan, stated her firm belief that the current focus on military solutions in Pakistan  is...
Pentru stoparea represaliilor violente din Thailanda NEW
Corina Cretu 4 Years, 7 Months, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
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Thailand: an education from Dave’s Part NEW
Shiraz Socialst 4 Years, 7 Months, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
If – like me – your knee-jerk reaction to the Thai crisis is to support the “red shirts”, but you don’t really know much about Thailand or the issues at stake, then Dave’s Part will be an education. This is bloggin...
Kazakh Senate Speaker Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev on the Trans-Asian Parliamentary Forum, Kyrgyz events and his opinion on the Great Victory NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 4 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 11 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Almaty is to hold the Trans-Asian Parliamentary Forum entitled "The Eurasian Dimension of the OSCE" on 14-16 May. In anticipation of this event, Interfax-Kazakhstan has spoken to the head of the forum's organizing committee, Kazakhstan's...
Oro för Bangkok NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 4 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
MANAMA: Det är med stor oro jag följer utvecklingen i Thailand med den tilltagande konfrontationen i Bangkok. Vi fortsätter att uppmana till en fredlig och demokratisk lösning av konflikten. Våld riskerar att föda nytt våld. Här i Manama har...
Anlänt till Bahrain NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 4 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
MANAMA: Efter en spännande och informativ dag i Djibouti har jag nu sent kommit fram till Manama i Bahrain. I Dijbouti hade jag bl a bra samtal med utrikesminister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf med rätt självklart fokus på situationen i Somalia och vad de...
The European Union’s foreign policy limits: Korea NEW
Ideas on Europe 4 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Why will the European Union be unable to develop a strong and close relationship with South Korea? How can this deficit in what might otherwise be a tight political and economic relationship be remedied? What must Europeans do?
ASEM: Who? NEW
Stanley Crossick 4 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
How many Europeans know that an ASEM Summit will be held in Brussels on 4-5 October this year, attended by prime ministers or presidents of 45 countries plus the EU/Commission?  Indeed, how many are aware of the existence of ASEM, which is distinct...
Can OSCE Cope With Violence in Kyrgyzstan? - OSCE Unbound NEW
3dblogger.typepad.com, 4 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The Mekong Drought: A warning on the Wall for China? NEW
Eberhard Rhein 4 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
The member countries of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and China met at Easter to discuss the dramatic consequences of the drought wave in South East Asia for the Mekong River. The mighty 4.400 km long Mekong River, which originates in the Tibetan...
China should join the IEA NEW
Eberhard Rhein 4 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The discreet call last month by Nobuo Tanaka, the Director General of the International Energy Agency (IEA), upon China to join the organisation is overdue. The IEA has ceased to represent the major oil consuming countries, as it did when it was foun...
Kirgistan ja Etiopia NEW
Alex Stubb blogi (FI) 4 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Pitkin päivää saapuneet tiedot Kirgistanin väkivaltaisuuksista ovat hätkähdyttäneet. Levottomuudet alkoivat jo eilen Talasin kaupungista ja levisivät tänään kolmeen muuhunkin kaupunkiin, myös pääkaupunki Bishkekiin. Presidentti Kurmanbe...
Burma Election Laws NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 9 Months, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The election laws published last week by the Burmese regime are a wake up call for the international community. No-one can now be in any doubt about the Burmese junta’s intentions. Despite promises to the UN and to their ASEAN neighbours, the regim...
Global Output Continues Its Rise As Asian Manufacturing Surges Ahead NEW
A Fistful of Euros 4 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Global manufacturing industry ended 2009 on what seems to be a fairly positive footing, with the JPMorgan Global Manufacturing PMI posting a comfortable 55.0 in December, up from 53.7 in November, significantly above that critical 50 growth/contracti...
Main ACP-EU events for next week (21-27 December) NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Years, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
EU Presidency (Brussels):- 21 December: Working Party of Foreign Relations Counsellors «Relex»;Working Party on Commodities (PROBA)- 22 December: Environment CouncilFor more information please consult the calendar on our webpage http://brussels.cta...
Asia and the West in the Age of Obama NEW
German Marshall Fund Blog 5 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
As U.S. President Barack Obama visits Asia, many European and American observers have embraced the narrative that an emerging, China-centric New Asian Order will reshape world politics, relegating the West to inexorable decline and marginalization.
(Book Review)The European Union and Asia NEW
Ideas on Europe 5 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 23 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
  The European Union and Asia – Reflections and Re-orientations, edited by Peter Anderson and Georg Wiessala (Amsterdam and New York, Rodopi, 2007, ISBN 9789042022959); 313pp., 63� hp.   In recent years, scholarly literatures regarding relatio...
EU-Central Asia Ministerial Conference NEW
Global Europe 5 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Watch the press conference life at 19.30 Brussels time at http://video.consilium.europa.eu Here’s what the official EU statement (pdf) says about the meeting: The states of Central Asia are gaining in significance as a focus of co-operation for...
Ekaterinburg – the vector of economic performance of Russia’s relationship with Asia NEW
Power&Politics Weblog 5 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 47 Minutes ago
Dialogue with Vadim Rudolfovici Dubicev – Deputy Head of Administration of Sverdlovsk region governor, director of the Department of Political Information governor - Mr. Vadim Dubicev, very soon the city will host Ecaterinburg SCO Summit (Orga...
EU- India Summit: setting the path for a growing strategic partnership NEW
JMECE Lab EuroBlogFest 6 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Source: Europa.eu The 8th EU-India Summit will take place on 30 November 2007 in New Delhi. This year’s Summit will confirm in many respects the strengthening of EU-India relations: on the agenda are issues like trade, energy, climate change, W...
Asian century - European model? NEW
David Miliband 6 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
By 2020 Asia will account for 45 per cent of global gdp, one third of global trade, and its military spending will have grown by a quarter. Energy demand among APEC economies will grow by 40 per cent by 2020 - over half the increase in global en...
The Elephant, the Tiger and the Cell Phone NEW
David Miliband 6 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
I chaired the lecture by author and former diplomat (Under-Secretary General at UN) Shashi Tharoor at the Hay books festival on Monday.  His collection of essays carries this name.  His point was simple: India now sells over 8 million cell...