The decision to launch the EU-India Trade and Technology Council and restart negotiations for a free trade agreement point toward strengthened cooperation, but India’s position on the Russian violation of international law may undermine the partnership.
NATO’s new strategy names preventing and responding to security crises as one of its tasks. However, with NATO’s focus shifted to prevention over intervention, capacity-building and enhancing the resilience of NATO partners will be increasingly important.
China’s ambitions to expand BRICS would allow the nation to promote its agenda and grand strategy more forcefully through the BRICS mechanism and diplomatically ease the containment of the United States.
In an effort to reduce EU natural gas consumption, the European Council has called on member states to save energy and cooperate in a spirit of solidarity. But securing sufficient supplies through winter will require commitment from beyond governments.