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New China-Serbia Free Trade Agreement Raises Security Concerns for Europe

New China-Serbia Free Trade Agreement Raises Security Concerns for Europe

In October, the Serbian Parliament adopted an 850-page bilateral trade agreement with China. Drowned out by other global events – foremost the breakout of violent conflict in Israel and Palestine – the deal was barely noticed by European media. Signed on the eve of the country’s upcoming elections, Serbian leaders promoted the deal as a major opportunity for economic growth,…

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Japan-South Korea Cooperation: Strength in Unity, Danger in Division

Japan-South Korea Cooperation: Strength in Unity, Danger in Division

Deepened trilateral cooperation between the U.S. and its two key East Asian allies is a positive development, but the fragility of Japanese and South Korean leadership underscores the importance of long-term reconciliation.  To say that Japan-South Korea relations went through a rough patch in the late 2010s and early 2020s would be quite an understatement. From trade and territorial disputes, to the radar lock incident,…

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