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What Prospects for Afghanistan’s Future Development?

Thanks to an uninterrupted presence of Chinese investors in Afghanistan, favored by China’s more welcomed non-interference policy, there seems to be room for a stronger role of Beijing in Afghanistan’s state re-building process. While the Taliban is seeking help from the international community as a whole, and in spite of the fact that the EU is going to disburse a significant amount of money in the form of aid, it is uncertain whether the conditional approach endorsed by the EU will grant it a possible central role in the future of Afghanistan’s development.

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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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Myanmar’s humanitarian crisis: What role for the international community?

The February 2021 coup in Myanmar led to the overthrow of the existing government and served as a catalyst for increased violence and deteriorating humanitarian conditions country-wide. What is the existing contribution of the international community, including the EU, and how can Brussels improve its response to better tackle the humanitarian and security implications of the current crisis?

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