On 29 September 2017, the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies and its EU-China Research Centre at the College of Europe, Bruges campus, held a conference to discuss the extent to which the ongoing changes in the world are fundamental discontinuities in the EU-China-US triangle, or whether they actually leave the underlying geometry unchanged—especially in a situation where it is unclear, following the election of Donald TRUMP as US president, if one side in the triangle has chosen no order over a new order. The conference focused on the continuities and discontinuities in the fields of trade and investment, foreign and security policy, and climate and energy policy. The position of other major powers outside the triangle in defining the EU-China-US relationship were also taken into account.
- Edited volume "The Evolving Relationship between China, the EU and the USA: A New Global Order" (Routledge, 2020)
- Policy brief: "Global Politics and the Evolving EU-US-China Triangle: An Opportunity for EU Leadership?"
The conference benefitted from the financial support of the European Commission, the Baillet Latour Fund and the Chinese Mission to the EU.