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Maritime Insecurity Dilemmas amidst a new scramble for the Horn?

The March-April 2018 issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin touches on an overarching theme that was also addressed in the May-June 2015 and September-October 2017 issues of the HAB. These preceding issues of the HAB sought to problematise and analyse the rising geopolitical significance of Djibouti and the expanding Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ‘footprint’ in the Horn of Africa and the possible consequences for peace and security in the region.The current HAB issue, however, is atypical and at the same time extremely topical in addressing an issue that has been traditionally on the margins of political-security discourse in the Horn of Africa. Maritime insecurity has tended to be side-lined in conventional thinking on peace and security in the Horn. ‘Sea-blindness’ as a factor in peace and security policy deliberations has the effect of downgrading the criticality of the maritime domain to the security of states and the human security of their citizens. Limited maritime domain awaren…

Connectivity and Beyond: Assessing the scope for EU/NL-India Cooperation

https://www.clingendael.org/event/connectivity-and-beyond-improving-eunl-india-tiesEvent 25 JUN 2018 13:45 - 17:00

INTRODUCTIONConnectivity and Beyond: Assessing the scope for EU/NL-India CooperationThis symposium is co-organised by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of the Asia Carousel series and the Clingendael Institute. It contributes to Clingendael's work conducted within the PROGRESS research framework agreement and to Clingendael-IDSA cooperation within the EU-India Think Tank Twinning Initiative. For further information please contact Maaike Okano-Heijmans.A unique window of opportunity presents itself in EU and Dutch policy towards India. As the EU and its member states are seeking to deepen relations with so-called ‘like-minded countries’, India under Prime Minister Modi is actively looking for partners in political and economic cooperation. The Netherlands can engage India as a regional and global partner and as a counterweight to China, bilaterally and…

Is China Systematically Buying Up German Key Technologies?

An Analysis of Chinese Acquisitions in Germany in the Context of “Made in China 2025”22 May 2018Download Study DE: Kauft China systematisch Schlüsseltechnologien auf?Foreign direct investment (FDI) can have positive effects, such as job creation, on the host country’s economy. However, the surge in Chinese M&A transactions in Germany has recently aroused suspicion. What is behind the increased interest in "Made in Germany"? And in which sectors do investors from China invest most frequently?DOWNLOAD: Study DE: Kauft China systematisch Schlüsseltechnologien auf?Foreign direct investment (FDI) can have positive effects, such as job creation, on the host country’s economy. Many countries therefore welcome FDI. However, the surge in Chinese M&A transactions in Germany has recently aroused suspicion. What is behind the increased interest in “Made in Germany”? And in which sectors do investors from China invest most frequently? Our recent study sheds some light on Chinese …