Nr 99 • November 2011


This issue of Diplomaatia focuses on East Asia and our foreign policy in relation to the rising power of China. In addition, it contributes to ongoing discussions on the European economic crisis and Estonia’s EU policy. In the opening essay “The Rising Superpower in the East,” ICDS research fellow Hannes Hanso describes China’s strengthening international position and analyses the background of its growing economic and political influence. Hanso points out that the increase in its strength and wealth has been accompanied by the abandonment of its foreign policy paradigm of the 1990s – the giant of the East used to prefer the role of a silent spectator, but now it has become more active and aggressive in international affairs.

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