The European Union and China are strategic partners and thus equipped with the instruments and political will to cooperate in international economics, politics, and security. This is how the EU and China officially talk to and about each other since they adopted their so-called “strategic partnership” more than a decade ago.
New Perspectives in Foreign Policy is published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to provide a forum for young professionals to debate issues of importance in foreign policy. Though New Perspectives seeks to bring new voices into the dialogue, it does not endorse specific opinions or policy prescriptions.
On January 13, the European Commission released a report on its public consultation about investment protection and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. The consultation was conducted online over a period of 15 weeks (March-July 2014), during which the Commission received nearly 150,000 submissions.
Following the outpouring of emotion created by the terrorist attack against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and anti-Semitic murders at a kosher grocery, it will be critical for French leaders to define and steer the terms of the public debate in ways that allow French and European societies to constructively address the enormous challenges at stake: safety and security concerns and social
A key determinant for European defense capabilities is the European defense market, which consists of three main elements: national defense budgets, the European defense acquisition regulatory environment, and the European defense and security industrial base.
As Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Western press reexamined the process that culminated in this momentous event on Nov. 9, 1989. Lessons from this German experience have policy implications for the other Iron Curtain that still stands, dividing the Korean Peninsula.
Historians may come to see September 18th, 2014 as the accidental beginning of the long-term unwinding of the great European integration project that was birthed from the ashes of two world wars in the 20th century.
This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
DoD Faces Huge Capacity Cuts Under Sequester
By Clark Murdock
Asia: Three Divergent Visions, Increasing Tension
By John Schaus
Will Ukraine Drive Europe Toward Increased Defense Spending?
For the foreign policy communities in the United States and Europe, the logic behind the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is clear: the world order is evolving, and TTIP represents a last chance for the Western powers to define the rules of the global trading system.
When one thinks of the relationship between Europe and Africa today, two images that come to mind are of French military forces intervening in the Sahel region and Libyan immigrants attempting to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa on unnavigable vessels.