China’s aggressive behavior begets international isolation. Will ASEAN’s efforts to socialize it within the existing regional frameworks decrease the risk of conflict?
The Party-State’s influence bureaucracies seek contacts high and low.
Backgrounder on Czech and European policy in the newly delineated macro-region.
United front figures exploit cultural cooperation to buy access and status.
Economic cooperation in the hands of a party-state actor.
Taiwan contingency scenarios, their probability and anticipated effects.
The new president-elect of the Czech Republic, Petr Pavel, has started sending powerful signals. Foremost among them was his phone call with his Taiwanese counterpart, President Tsai Ing-wen, on January 30, a mere two days after his electoral victory.
Japanese administration has released three documents that respond to an increasingly tense security environment, describing China as a serious source of concern. It stresses alliance-building with like-minded countries such as the Czech republic, and strengthening Japan’s own defense posture.
As the concept grows bigger, the contours become hazier.
The public hearing held at the Czech Chamber of Deputies under the auspices of Eva Decroix MP and Senator Pavel Fischer led to a single clear-cut conclusion: if there is a (political) will, there is a way.