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Our vision is a democratic world in which a problem shared is a problem halved irrespective of the geography, wealth or state of development of countries.

India assumes leadership on world stage with G-20 Presidency

India takes over the Presidency of the G20 (Group of 20) countries, one of the most consequential amongst current day multilateral bodies, on December 1. This decisively signals the emergence of India as a significant player on the global scene.

Trade as a new dawn for EU-India relations?

This year, India and the EU celebrate 60 years of bilateral relations. Since 2005, India has been a strategic partner of the EU. In 2007, India and the EU opened negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement but this was put on hold in 2013 as no real progress was made. Can new negotiations deliver what proved to be impossible 9 years ago?

Pakistan: The Cost of Ignoring Economic Management & Choosing Geo-politics

Pakistan has become a playground for geo-politics and continues to be so even while its economy is faltering and people are battling disease and hunger after unprecedented floods.

Can China Escape The Middle Income Trap?

A “middle-income trap” is looming large for China and this, along with a variety of other factors, may well impede its uplift to a high-income country.

China’s strategic diplomatic and economic moves in the Middle East may blindside the West

China has gradually, strategically been increasing its influence in the Middle East, through economic engagement such as trade and investment in the region.

Samarkand: Changing Landscape in Central Asia

The 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit took place against the background of the continuing crisis in Ukraine, and tense relations between China and the USA.

Pelosi's Visit to Taiwan and the Chinese Challenge

Following Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan and China's aggressive response, former Ambassador to India, D. P. Srivastava, reflects on the implications beyond the Asia-Pacific region.

Sri Lanka crisis: a wake-up call for the international community

Reflecting on the recent violent upheavels in Sri Lanka, former MEP Jo Leinen asks who’s going to pick up the pieces of failed nations across Asia and Africa and calls on international collaboration in order to shape a democratic world order in a fair, transparent and sustainable way.

Ukraine War and the Global Food Crisis

The financial crisis of 2008 was preceded by two events. There was a steep hike in oil prices, which touched $ 147 per barrel. There was also a sharp increase in food prices as agricultural land was diverted for the production of bio-ethanol in Brazil and the USA. We might be witnessing a repeat of history argues former Indian Ambassador D.P Srivastava

India and Europe: Continuity and Change

The last two months have seen a spate of visits by European leaders to Delhi, and by Prime Minister Modi to Germany, Denmark, and France. They showed continued engagement at the highest level argues former Ambassador D.P. Srivastava

Asia vs Covid (1): the Battle of the Vaccines

There are two weapons that nations can deploy in the fight against a pandemic such as Covid: technology and population management.

Asia vs Covid (2): the Community Battle

How can different environmental and societal approaches to battling the Covid pandemic across Asia be assessed?

An Asian Perspective on the Crisis in Ukraine

A former senior Indian Ambassador offers his perspective on the war in Ukraine.

Putin’s war against Ukraine: a new genocide? A European perspective

Jo Leinen, a former Member of the European Parliament from Germany and a member of the EAF advisory board, argues that the causes of the war in Ukraine are both longstanding and fundamental.

The human world faces many challenges in the 21st century and the need for global and regional solutions has never been more urgent.

Such challenges exist in the fields of trade and the global economy, pandemics, human rights, terrorism, climate and other environmental issues, even in the practice of democracy itself.

 

Currently unknown issues on this scale may yet emerge. No one country – no single continent – has a monopoly of insight, understanding or action; genuinely sustainable and achievable global and regional solutions will only be achieved through co-operative and collaborative action, based upon inclusive consultation.

 

Europe Asia Foundation Limited (EAF) exists to facilitate these processes, working with the grain of the growing dynamic relationship between Asia and Europe.

 

Across Asia – the south, the east and ASEAN – there are real and potential partners who share many of Europe’s democratic traditions and values. Although China remains a dominant player in the world economy and global politics, our focus is primarily on the rest of Asia. We believe that with growing dialogue between Europe and Asian democracies comes greater understanding, prosperity and peace for all.