David Hutt

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The EU’s Worst Nightmare: a China-Russia Axis

Safeguarding its autonomy between the United States and China was already proving difficult for the EU. But as Washington and Brussels seem to be becoming more closely aligned on how to handle Beijing’s rise, Russia and China seem to be cooperating more closely, too.

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The EU Is Unprepared for a Taiwan Crisis

The US policy on Taiwan may be ambiguous. The EU’s stand, however, is so ambiguous it barely exists. Brussels would do well to prepare for fast-rising tensions in the Taiwan Straight.

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The EU’s Risk-Averse Nature

Europe’s slow response to the bloody coup in Myanmar highlights a key weakness of European foreign policy: It always tries to play it safe. This significantly reduces its potential effectiveness. 

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The EU’s Image Problem in Southeast Asia

The United States and China have by far the most visual economic and political influence in Southeast Asia. Yet, the EU is also failing to gain ground in comparison to other “middle powers” like Japan.

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The Problems of Reciprocity

Sticking to its demands for “level playing fields” and reciprocity in its relations with China, the EU has entered a slippery slope. It may end up acting more like Beijing rather than persuading it to act more like the EU.

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