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Deepening Ties Despite Disparities in Size: The Visit of Liu Yunshan to Ireland

16 Jun 2014

Liu Yunshan, the fifth-ranked member of the Politburo Standing Committee (PSC), the most powerful body within the Communist Party of China (CPC), is currently visiting Dublin.

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Defence Matters: the December 2013 European Council

22 Jan 2014

Defence matters. The opening words of the conclusions from the European Council meeting of 19 and 20 December 2013 suggest that a significant discussion took place on the way forward for Common Security and Defence Policy in the EU.

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President Xi Jinping: Leading Reform, Consolidating Power

13 Jan 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping is gradually solidifying his influence over policy-making in China, potentially opening the way to wider reforms.

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The EU-China Summit 2013 – Real Progress?

25 Nov 2013

The 16th EU-China Summit on 21 November 2013 produced an EU-China 2020 Strategic Agenda, which underlines the increasing importance of this relationship to both sides.

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Furthering Sino-Irish Ties: the Visit of the Tánaiste to China

09 Aug 2013

From 30 July to 2 August 2013, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D., visited the People’s Republic of China.

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IIEA Security and Defence Newsletter No.8 July 2013

10 Jul 2013
  1.  Irish EU Presidency Defence Seminar Where Next for ESDP
  2. EUMC Gen Patrick de Rousiers: EUTM Trains Second Mali Battalion, EU Considers Extending Anti-Piracy Operations, Use of Battlegroups.
  3. France to Acquire MQ-9 Reaper RPAS?
  4. Italy Still on Course to Acquire Joint Strike Fighter
  5. Arctic Nation Defence Chiefs Meet
  6. Parts of Bilateral EU-US Intelligence Discussions Vetoed

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Ireland in Europe, China in the World: Shared Experiences of Reform and Re-emergence

24 Jun 2013

Ireland in Europe, China in the World: Shared Experiences of Reform and Re-emergence.

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Après Moi, le Déluge? Water Security as a Tool of EU Foreign Policy

01 May 2013

As a vital component of the water-food-energy nexus, water has a geopolitical role as a strategic resource.


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IIEA Security and Defence Newsletter No.7 April 2013

08 Apr 2013

IIEA Security and Defence Newsletter No.7 April 2013

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“Prepare for the Worst”? - The Sino-Japanese Dispute in the East China Sea

26 Mar 2013

A paper examining the increasing tensions between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands.

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IIEA Security and Defence Newsletter No.6 January 2013

16 Jan 2013

Security and Defence in the Irish EU Presidency; the Atlantic Strategy and Maritime Security; New EADS Shareholder Deal; Germany to Reverse Saudi Arms Policy?; CEPS Study Pushes for Long-Term French Defence Strategy; Trio Priorities Sets Out Long-Term Defence Goals

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China’s Rise: Different Views

18 Dec 2012

Will China’s rise as a regional power be peaceful, or will the emergence of a new major power in Asia inevitably lead to conflict?

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