China’s policy in the Middle East and the Mediterranean

The Kadir Has University Center of International and European Studies (CIES) Commentary  series offers op ed style insights on topical issues of interest to the research areas the CIES focuses on. In a recent commentary, Dr George Tzogopoulos analyses China’s policy in the Middle East and the Mediterranean […]

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A discussion with Dr Jens Bastian on China’s role in the Balkans

Since a few years the European interest in China is growing. This is not only about trade and economics. Today, China constitutes the second biggest market for the EU. It is also driven by research on how Sino-European relations could develop in the near future, in particular what the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative means for the Old Continent. The institutional framework […]

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Η άνοδος της Κίνας και το διεθνές πεδίο

Η πρωτοβουλία της Ζώνης και του Δρόμου αποτελεί από το 2013 και μετά το βασικό όχημα της κινεζικής εξωτερικής και οικονομικής πολιτικής. Οι λόγοι για τους οποίους αναπτύσσεται η εν λόγω πρωτοβουλία τα τελευταία 4,5 περίπου χρόνια είναι πολιτικοί και οικονομικοί […]

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China, France to play bigger global role after Macron visit

In 1964 Chairman Mao Zedong and General Charles de Gaulle decided to establish diplomatic relations between China and France opening a new chapter in their relationship. Since then the bilateral relationship has grown at the economic, political and cultural level […]

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The EU, China and the Trump effect

Τhis policy paper published by Centre International de Formation Européenne assesses perspective for relations between the European Union and China during the presidency of Donald Trump. In particular, it focuses on new opportunities as well as on diffcult challenges.

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BESA paper outlines Sino-American differences on North Korea

The North Korean imbroglio has recently dominated the agenda of international media. While the risk of a conflict with unknown consequences cannot be excluded, Dr George N. Tzogopoulos wrote a paper for the Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) ebalorating on the positions of the two most important countries dealing with the ongoing crisis, China and the US […]

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Whither Sino-European relations?

The 19th China-EU Summit took place at a critical moment for world affairs. The decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement leaves many questions unanswered on how international cooperation will proceed under his presidency. While his decision has been negatively framed across the world, other powers need to share the responsibility to lead the initiative and tackle global warming […]

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Wang Yi in Athens: culture and politics

Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi recently visited Athens to attend the First Ancient Civilizations Forum. This was a Greek initiative with China as co-organizer to foster dialogue among countries representing major ancient civilizations […]

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