Tag Archives: EU

View from Pakistan: France a Friend in Need

It is unthinkable that Pakistan’s foreign policy should be decided by the mob in the streets of Islamabad or Karachi. A break-up of relations with France would not only severely damage Islamabad's international standing which has been recently on the upswing, it would certainly impact its economic relations with the EU and the West.

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Low Expectations: A Year of Renewal for the EU-Turkey Relationship

Grand bargains are tough to achieve but, eventually, Turkey and the EU will have to strike up a working partnership whereby they cooperate on some issues and compete on others.

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Russia Moves East, India West, Straining Ties

Year after year, Moscow is moving east, enhancing its ties to China. Year after year, New Delhi is moving west, building stronger links to the US. If this trend continues into the mid-term future, the two friendly countries might ultimately find themselves in the opposite geopolitical and economic blocks, and the Eurasian space will split into two pieces. Over time, Moscow and New Delhi will find it more challenging to maintain their bilateral cooperation even at the current levels, not to mention it is further deepening and broadening. 

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What’s in Brexit Deal and Where Next for the UK and EU?

It looks like the UK government will claim victory by arguing that it is now able to escape the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice while getting tariff and quota-free access for goods exported to the EU.

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Five Ways That the Coronavirus Should Transform the EU

The European Commission’s response to the coronavirus faces at least five fundamental challenges – all of which create significant opportunities for Europe.

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Hopes for the Future Dashed: Balkans Security After the French Veto

The European Council’s failure to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania could mark a turning point for peace in the Western Balkans.

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India’s Hypocritical ‘Exceptionalism’, and Geopolitics

Indian government’s anxiety is understandable due to its failed and failing policies both at home and in the region, from a floundering economy to a serious mistake in Kashmir to a completely sidelined position in the context of Afghan issues. However, what India fails to understand that no matter whatever its size or its economy’s sliding international appeal, it has to live in a region, with neighbors.

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Should Africa Back World Trade Organisation Reforms?

Proposed changes could make an already unbalanced multilateral trading system even worse for developing countries.

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Top Ten Foreign Policy Trends in 2019

Here are the top ten trends that are expected to occupy European foreign policymakers in 2019.

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The Rise of Estonia’s Radical Right: To Engage or Not to Engage?

The rise of the right-wing party EKRE in Estonia is putting in question the country's political landscape ahead of the parliamentary elections in March.

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