, infrastructure and energy, internal affairs and justice, security, and the development of human capital; (3) encouraging, following and monitoring the realisation of goals and priorities defined by the rotating seecp Presidency and the Regional Cooperation Council; and (4) intensifying the parliamentary
space, time and energy for developing strong parliamentary links with a far-away region. Asian issues risk being put once again far back on the European agenda.
Generally speaking, the role of national parliaments in Asia has yet to be fully developed and it remains weak, if not marginal. With the
Iraq and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Th e G8 was originally strictly a venue for informal problem-solving between the leaders of the richest, most powerful countries in the world. Where a change from diplomatic venue to diplomatic actor becomes signiﬁcant is when we can observe an
exchange. Among the major advan- tages of the network form over hierarchical forms are ﬂexibility, adaptability and speed of response. Linking together individuals facilitates message exchange and enhances the ﬂow of information. Second is network synergy. Network synergy, or energy multiplier, is a result
Chinese domestic politics. In particular, partial reform has resulted in monopoly proﬁts and rents in some sectors — such as telecommunication, ﬁnance, energy, transport, construction and agriculture — and they are extremely diﬃcult to break. 25 The strategic pur- suit of political interests and pragmatic
-diplomatic actor. OR’s strategies and tactics emphasize communication, education, coalition-building, persuasion, deliberation and the slow, meticulous work of preparing for a ‘post-Putin future’. As the first lines of its political programme state, ‘Open Russia will not waste its energy on destroying the existing
diversified industries, trying to attract Chinese-born scientists overseas to work in China. 31 In some crucial industries such as energy security, policy-makers’ decisions were greatly influenced by both public and private actors, including think tanks, media, and companies, etc. 32 Private think tanks
account the divergent national positions and sensitivities, it is not surprising that the establishment of the new foreign policy mechanisms has taken up a lot of time and energy. The Council decision establishing the EEAS was only adopted in July 2010 and the service was inaugurated in December 2010. 8
organizational change processes and new projects, making clear how each change process relates to the others. In total, the plan formulates seventeen end-results, to be achieved by the end of 2016. 9
Previous reforms have shown that changes to the organizational structure require a great deal of energy but
quotas that are not based on historical performance — could also be an example (see also Article I and XIII of the GATT 1994). 20) It may also be diﬃ cult to ﬁ nd an appropriate remedy in a DSU case — for example, if most direct trade with the new member is in energy or raw materials.