Op-ed

The Quad Leaders’ Summit: Where Does the EU Indo-Pacific Strategy Fit?

As the EU is asserting itself as an Indo-Pacific player by working with existing multilateral groupings, it maintains a degree of strategic ambiguity, especially regarding China. While this ambiguous stance may limit cooperation with the Quad on traditional security issues, the Quad and the EU hold the potential to jointly deliver on several, cross-domain transnational issues.

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G7 Summit 2021: Can multilateralism get us out of the crises?

The 47th G7 Summit was held in Cornwall (UK) from 11-13 June 2021. After a year of unprecedented uncertainty and tragedy due to the Covid-19 pandemic, G7 leaders met to discuss joint actions to fight the spread of the pandemic collectively, stop climate change and help economies recover. They pledged to make 2021 the year of multilateralism’s renaissance.

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Assessing the EU’s Indo-Pacific strategy

The Indo-Pacific, lacking all-encompassing security structures such as an “Asian NATO”, is facing rising tensions, including geopolitical rivalries, contested territories and territorial waters. To face this new environment and become strategically autonomous, the Council of the European Union published its EU Strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.

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Mongolia’s 2021 Presidential Elections

With the 2021 Presidential Election, Mongolian citizens elected their new Head of State on 9th June 2021, amidst the country’s first serious Covid-19 outbreak. Currently facing some challenging times, we assess the impact of the country’s elections and look ahead at developments in EU-Mongolia relations.

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