Arctic Ambitions: China, India, and the Arctic Council
May 14-15, 2013, the Arctic Council will decide on whether to admit India and China as observers to the organization.India and China consider the Arctic as a region of increasing global importance, and both are seeking to establish a strong presence there through substantial investments in research, resources, and infrastructure. Admitting India and China provides a valuable opportunity to acknowledge their presence and engage with their interests. Keeping the door closed will push India and China to turn to other forums such as the International Maritime Organization and the UN, shifting the center of Arctic governance away from the Arctic Council and its members. If the Arctic Council wants to consolidate itself as the central institution for Arctic governance, it will have to give China and India a seat at the table.
European Economic Self-defense in the Face of Authoritarianism
Economic coercion by states has always been present in one form or the other, but the challenges have escalated to an unprecedented level in today’s globalized economy. Most notably, as […]
Kinas Stormaktsambitioner, Frihandel och Försörjningskedjor (China’s Great Power Ambitions, Free Trade and Supply Chains).
The chapter explores China’s growing international engagement and changing perceptions, discussing how Beijing’s trade priorities and supply chains affect Europe. It subsequently addresses Beijing’s authoritarian tendencies over the past decade […]
China in Eurasia: Revisiting BRI amidst the Russia-Ukraine Crisis
This paper discusses China’s trade and connectivity plans under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the Eurasian region and the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Chinese […]
South Asia’s Dual Dilemma: Climate Impacts Heighten Conflict Vulnerability
South Asia has been confronted with a conflictual crisis for decades now. The arch of vulnerability that this region faces ascends from its long-rooted history of colonialism that left it […]
The New External Politics of the Horn of Africa: Competition and Cooperation
In light of increasing global tensions exacerbated by the Russia-Ukraine war and the return of great power strategic competition, ISDP’s Asia Program intern Lwanga Egbewatt Arrey sat down with international […]
EU-Taiwan Semiconductor Cooperation: Lopsided Priorities?
Abstract: The European Union (EU) seeks de facto closer cooperation on chip production with Taiwan. This was underlined during Foreign Minister Joseph Wu’s Europe Tour in 2021 and by a […]