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A Global Security Triangle

European, African and Asian interaction, 1st Edition

Edited by Valeria Bello, Belachew Gebrewold


288 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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This book considers the interactions between Africa, Asia and Europe, analysing the short and long term strategies various states have adopted to external relations.

The urgency attached to the agenda of international terrorism and human and drugs- trafficking has forced the European Union into new cooperation with Africa and Asia. These inter-regional relations have taken on new dimensions in the context of contemporary international politics framed by new security challenges, and new competitive forces particularly from Asia. This book provides both conceptual and empirical arguments to offer an innovative perspective on the EU as a global actor. It demonstrates how these three regions interact politically and economically to address global challenges as well as global opportunities, and thus provides an assessment of the multilateralism which the EU clearly stated in its Security Strategy paper. Addressing a broad range of topical issues, the book features chapters on European Security; European Migration Policy; African Union and its peace and security policy; Terrorism and international security; China and its fast growing global role; India, the biggest democracy in the world; and the impact of the Asian economic growth on the global economy. Further it compares the different backgrounds, forms and priorities of regional integrations.

A Global Security Triangle will be of interest to all scholars of European politics, security studies, African and Asian studies, and International Relations.

Table of Contents

Part 1: General Framework 1. The EU’s Promotion of Regional Integration: Norms, Actorness, and Geo-economic Realities Mary Farrell 2. EU Threat Perceptions and Governance Emil J. Kirchner and Maximilian B. Rasch 3. The European International Identity Considered from Outside. European, African and Asian Interaction Valeria Bello Part 2: Africa 3. African Regional Integration and the Role of the European Union Ludger Kühnhardt 4. European Military Intervention in Congo Belachew Gebrewold 5. Migration Policy of the European Union with Special Focus on Africa Heinrich Neisser 6. EU-African Economic Relations: Continuing Dominance, Traded for Aid? Dirk Kohnert 7. The European Union and its Africa Strategy. Case Study Ethiopia Stefan Brüne Part 3: Asia 8. Regional Integration: Comparing European and Asia Pacific Perspectives and Experiences Philomena Murray 9. European Energy Security: The Caspian Basin and Central Asia Martin Malek 10. The EU Role in the Fight Against Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East Paolo Foradori 11. India and the EU: Two Unions. Parallels and Differences Anton Pelinka 12. China’s Policy on Global Order and the Strategic Partnership between the EU and China Liselotte Odgaard 13. The EU and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Michael Schulz Conclusion: From a Global Security Triangle to a Normative International Society? Valeria Bello and Belachew Gebrewold

About the Editors

Valeria Bello is a researcher at the Jean Monnet European Centre, University of Trento, Italy.

Belachew Gebrewold is Lecturer of International Relations at Helmut-Schmidt University, University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, Germany.

About the Series

Routledge/GARNET series

Europe in the World
The Routledge GARNET series provides an outlet for research on a wide range of issues related to regulation in the context of regional and global governance, the representation and participation of the EU in global governance, and regionalism in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The series embraces multi-disciplinary perspectives to cover questions of relevance to contemporary society, amidst the challenges to regional cooperation in dealing with poverty and human welfare, peace, security, and social justice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General