On this page, you find a selection of shorter opinion articles and analyses.
The main explanation for the war in Afghanistan is the following: when it started, we could afford it.
The long-term consequence of China positioning itself at the heart of this vast Eurasian market, though, is an imperial order of a scale not seen before. America will never check China in the Indo-Pacific, if it is allowed to become dominant on the Eurasian landmass.
China is emerging as a formidable power in the heart of Eurasia. It is in the interest of Europe to balance China’s rise and small countries must contribute. Balancing must work inside-out: from fortifying the ‘soft’ core of values to strengthening the ‘hard’ capacity to pressure China where it is most sensitive.