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.
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