FocusOSA #7: China: Foreign Affairs

The 6th annual summit of „16+1” leaders, hosting China and countries of  Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) took place in Budapest on 27 November 2017. In the statement issued after the summit, particular emphasis was placed on achieving greater synergy between EU and Chinese projects in the CEE e.g. by means of the EU-China Connectivity…


FocusOSA #5: Japan: Foreign Affairs

Recently one of the most important issues related to Japanese foreign policy is a question of how much the result of recent parliamentary elections will affect the debate on the security strategy and constitutional revision. Despite falling support rates and the involvement of LDP’s leading politicians in numerous scandals, the ruling coalition has maintained dominance….


FocusOSA #4: Vietnam: Foreign Affairs

At the Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy, held at the end of October in Rangoon, the issue of sustainable and fair use of the Mekong River resources was discussed. So far none of the existing formulas such as the Mekong River Commission, the Greater Mekong Subregion, a Chinese proposal i.e. Lancang Cooperation…