Personal Page Jonathan Holslag
Welcome to my personal webpage! I am currently working on a new research project about strategic turning points. It examines why rising powers that recognize the importance of moderation in international politics have a tendency to resort to crude power politics after all. This webpage presents an overview of my ongoing and previous work. You will see that it covers a several dimensions of China’s ascent: its economic transition, its impact on the Asian regional order, the modernization of the Chinese armed forces, the relations with Africa, and the status of the partnership with Europe. Such a broad picture is key, I believe, for arriving at a comprehensive assessment of China’s rise and its influence on international politics.
New paper on China's export policy, September 2013.
Crowded, Connected, and Congested: Security and Peace in the Eurasian Sea and what it means for Europe, October 2012.
Seas of Trouble, Asia Paper on Maritime Security in Asia, June 2012.
How Distorted Trade Imperils the EU-China Partnership, Journal of World Trade, March 2012.
Exiting China's Harmonious World: The Rise and Demise of China Peaceful Development, draft paper, November 2011.
China and the Coups, African Affairs, 2011, vol. 111 (439).
The Water Conflict between China and India, Journal of International Affairs, 2011, vol. 64 (1).
China, economic nationalism and peace, Survival, vol. 53 (2) 2011.
Evaluating the Sino-European strategic partnership, Journal of Common Market Studies, 2011, vol. 49 (1).
Blog, Briefings, and Soundbites:
18 February: Interview in Metro.
15 February: EU-China on Czech television.
01 February: A long interview with the Voice of Russia on maritime security in the Mediterranean.
30 January: In the Business Insider on the East China Sea.
30 January: Op-ed in De Tijd on EU-China trade disputes.
30 January: On China's role in the Mediterranean in Xinhua (Japanese).
29 January: Op-ed in De Morgen on the future of European industry (Dutch).
10 January: Interviewed by People's Daily on China's future.
17 December: Commenting the Sino-Japanese relations on Radio France.
12 December: Conference on China's defence of its global interests in Beijing.
11 December: On China in the Indian Ocean in Strategic Forum (Chinese).
04 December: Lecture in Prague on China's rise.
21 November: Hearing in the European Parliament on the EU-Asia relations.
19 November: Discussion on the Russian Television on China's Rise.
16 November: I interviewed the Chinese Envoy for Africa, Ambassador Zhong Jianhua, on the situation in the region.
14 November: Commenting on trade conflicts in Caijing Ribao (Chinese).
12 November: Interviewed together with Rosemary Foot and Richard Debs in Economic Observer (Chinese).
10 November: Long interview on China's transition in Het Parool (Dutch).
07 November: Long interview on China in Knack (Dutch).
19 September: On China's military transition in the South China Morning Post.
12 September: "The bell ringer" got interviewed by China Daily on the EU-China relations.
03 September: Op-ed on the Sino-European relations in China Daily.
31 August: Interview Rzeczpospolita with on the Sino-German relations.
30 August: Interview on the Sino-European relations with ARD Tagesschau.
29 August: On the Asian Missile Race in Defence Report.
28 August: In the Financial Times on the relations between China and Germany.
25 August: Double interview with Martin Jacques in het Parool.
20 August: Interview on the Sino-European relations with Radio France International.
20 August: Op-ed on Asian maritime security in NRC Handelsblad en de Morgen.
18 August: De Standaard and het Financieel Dagblad ran my article on imbalanced growth in China.
17 August: Interview with World Politics Review on the Indian Ocean.
14 August: Explaining the Sino-Syrian relations on BBC Newsday.
13 August: Global Times: Asian slowdown leaves Europe pondering.
01 August: Global Times and People's Daily: Naval visits accustom Mediterranean to new role
31 July: Summer guest on Radio 1.
13 July: Europe's convenient marginalization: op-ed in the European Voice and the Diplomat.
05 July: Giving a talk at the European Commission on the strategic importance of green industries.
30 June: "Europa tussen machtspolitiek en verbeelding": Op-ed in de Morgen.
07 June: AFP: China-Syria relations.
11 June: US-China tensions on Radio Netherlands International.
18 May: In the Global Times on power plays in the Arctic.
14 May: Article on China's peaceful rise in Streven.
12 May: Talk for the Liberal Party on the future of globalization.
10 May: On the South China Sea: AP.
28 April: Talk and vivid discussion in Oslo on the Chinese in Africa.
25 April: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: on the South China Sea dispute.
22 April: On the China-EU relations in the New York Times.
20 April: AFP story on China's interest in the Arctic.
19 April: Hearing in Washington on China's policy towards Africa.
19 April: On China and India via BBC World.
11 April: Article on China's political transition in Knack and comments in De Standaard, De Morgen, Korrespondent, and Reuters.
07 April: On EU-China trade relations in Gazeta Wyborcza.
29 March: Nominated to join the World Economic Forum as "Global Shaper" - first meeting in June in Istanbul.
27 March: Op-ed on China's naval power via Project Syndicate.
21 March: Commenting on Chinese investments in 21st Century Business Herald.
14 March: Interview on the Sino-European economic relations at Radio 1.
13 March: Evaluating the National People's Concress on CCTV.
05 March: Will China and India go to war: vivid discussion on Al Jazeera
03 March: On China's defence budget via Reuters.
25 February: Key-note at Bautec in Berlin and a fascinating discussion on protectionism.
17 February: Can China find the balance: Op-ed in The Diplomat.
16 February: Talk in Bruges on China's economic transition.
05 January: Special issue of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs on EU-China-Africa.
02 February: Have Chinese Had Enough? analysis in The Diplomat.
17 January: Talking at the Nobel Foundation in Oslo with Robert D. Kaplan and Lisselotte Odgaard.
12 January: To Prague for a lecture on China's peaceful development.
10 January: The findings of one of my latest papers discussed at Radio 86.
27 December: The New York Times: on Chinese investments in Europe.
26 December: A shortish comment on Asia's strategic landscape in the Global Times new year's issue.
17 December: China benefiting from European crisis? More in here. Heated debate in the European Parliament on trade with China.
14 December: Lecture on the South-China Sea at the Royal Military Academy.
14 December: Intervention on CCTV dialogue on China's economic crisis.
13 December: Op-ed in de Tijd on 10 years Chinese WTO membership.
12 December: Explaining the Great Game in the Indian Ocean on BBC.
10 December: Commenting on how China defends its security interests in Africa via AFP.
08 December: To Oslo for discussions on China and Europe with the Norwegian government and academics.
07 December: Interviewed by BBC world news on the economic relations between China and Europe.
02 December: On the Sino-Indian tensions in Vietnam's largest daily.
29 November: On China's economic growth in China Daily.
28 November: Lecture on the EU-China relations at the Finnish Institute of International Studies.
27 November: Commenting China and India in the Washington Post.