The EU-India Free Trade Agreement can help clear the economic/financial gloom on both sides but must be concluded before 2012 ends.
EU strategic partnerships serve multiple purposes in an uncertain global context. Bilateral relations should be mobilised to enhance international cooperation.
President Ma's second term in office will be a defining period as Taiwan seeks an economic rapprochement with the PRC but also faces increased pressure to unite.
Delays in setting up the European Endowment for Democracy cast further question-marks over Europe’s scale of ambition in democracy support.
International support for democracy has had little impact in Central Asia and has become a secondary objective after human rights monitoring and promoting rule of law reform. Is Central Asia a no-go area for democracy promoters or are there any entry points?
China and Russia are the most influential external actors in Central Asia, while the EU has substantially increased its activity and presence in the region since 2007.