By Valeria Bello, Belachew Gebrewold

ISBN-10: 0415496578

ISBN-13: 9780415496575

This publication considers the interactions among Africa, Asia and Europe, analysing the quick and long-term concepts numerous states have followed to exterior relatives. The urgency connected to the time table of foreign terrorism and human and medicine- trafficking has compelled the ecu Union into new cooperation with Africa and Asia. those inter-regional kinfolk have taken on new dimensions within the context of latest foreign politics framed via new safeguard demanding situations, and new aggressive forces fairly from Asia. This booklet presents either conceptual and empirical arguments to supply an cutting edge point of view at the european as a world actor. It demonstrates how those 3 areas engage politically and economically to deal with international demanding situations in addition to worldwide possibilities, and hence offers an overview of the multilateralism which the ecu basically said in its safety approach paper. Addressing a vast variety of topical concerns, the ebook good points chapters on ecu safety; ecu Migration coverage; African Union and its peace and defense coverage; Terrorism and overseas safeguard; China and its speedy growing to be international function; India, the largest democracy on the planet; and the influence of the Asian fiscal progress at the worldwide economic system. extra it compares different backgrounds, kinds and priorities of local integrations. a world safeguard Triangle could be of curiosity to all students of eu politics, safeguard experiences, African and Asian stories, and diplomacy.  

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This external policy of promoting regional integration is highly diversified in both the substance and objectives, and varied according to geo-­economic, political, and strategic considerations. Trade remains always a fundamental component of the policy, though other more political elements that make up the internal EU structure can be found in the external agreements. Though motivated by market access considerations, trade clauses are now accompanied by provisions on competition rules, product standards, environmental protection rules, and intellectual property rights, leading some analysts to see in these developments the export of the European model of governance (Lavenex 2008).

Trade flows and inter-­regional economic co-­operation have increased significantly on a regional and bilateral basis, with a few individual countries (China, Singapore, Japan, India) taking the lion’s share of economic flows. Market access and strengthening the EU’s political and economic presence across the region as a global economic actor are the key objectives in the EU’s Asia strategy. Unlike other regions, the EU has tended to downplay the policy of promoting regional integration in Asia, and mainly confines this discourse on regional integration promotion to the case of south Asia, and the South Asian Association for Regional Co-­operation (SAARC) regional grouping.

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