Asia Times – Philippines on cusp of new South China Sea cold war
Nikkei Asia – Asian EV companies descend on Dunkirk as Europe courts investment
Influx from east is transforming France’s automaking heartland into electric hub.
The Diplomat – What Is the State of the Chinese State?
Pronouncements of its demise amid a strengthening of CCP control may be premature.
The Diplomat – The India-Middle East-Europe Corridor in Europe’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
IMEC is a chance to translate the many declarations and diplomatic initiatives undertaken by the EU – including its focus on India – into concrete actions.
Nikkei Asia – China walks fine line with eye on summits with Biden, Putin
China is performing a delicate balancing act in diplomacy by moving to improve ties with the U.S. while reaffirming cooperation with Russia, as it seeks to set up top-level meetings with both this fall.
Asia Times – Even a Trump return likely wouldn’t dislodge AUKUS