Why Using Beijing to Hedge Against Moscow Is Futile
While the offer to join and grow within the liberal international system has been on the table for both Moscow and Beijing, neither has been willing to accept the rules of the game. Authoritarian expansionism, in moral and in territorial terms, remains the key goal for both regimes.
China and Central Asia: Outside the Spotlight, but Always on the Table
Central Asian governments have grown used to accommodating the different priorities of outside partners and leveraging them for their own benefit, making sure not to become anyone’s playground. As Russia’s standing comes under question and China holds its ground, Western countries need to come up with an approach that is attuned to the region’s preferences.
Spain, the EU, and China in the Era of Dual Circulation
Cooperating with China against the backdrop of ongoing efforts to boost economic and technological sovereignty and autonomy on both sides brings new challenges.
Macron’s State Visit to China: A Worthy Yet Risky Opportunity
Amid signs of rapprochement in Sino-European ties, the visit will test the ability to gain cooperation from China on Ukraine while shaping France’s image worldwide.
Foreign Collaboration Continues in China’s Drive for Technology Self-Reliance
For decades, China’s government has been tapping into foreign inputs and knowledge to close gaps in its national innovation system. As the political project of breaking China’s foreign technology dependencies becomes more important for…
Czech Republic and Taiwan Bolster Ties Amid Authoritarian Coercion
The government led by Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, who took office in December last year, has demonstrated its determination to stand up against authoritarian coercion and enhance ties with Taiwan. The consolidated ties between Prague and Taipei have become strikingly discernible against the backdrop of deteriorating ties with Beijing.