Dr. Weber Contributes Chapter to “New Challenges and Opportunities in European-Asian Relations”

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Dr. Katja Weber contributed chapter seven to the recently published book New Challenges and Opportunities in European-Asian Relations.  The book, edited by Bibek Chand and Lukas K. Danner, examines the relations between Europe and a variety of counties and international institutions in Asia. Dr. Weber’s chapter, entitled “EU-Southeast Asia Relations: What Lies Ahead?” delves into the relationship between the EU and Southeast Asia in light of recent changes to the international environment. You can find out more about the book here

Abstract of Dr. Weber’s chapter: 

This chapter examines the EU’s relations vis-à-vis Southeast Asia (SEA) in light of recent changes in the international environment, such as the greater assertiveness of China in SEA and growing uncertainty regarding the U.S.’ future role in the Asia–Pacific region. These changes not only threaten several Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members’ foreign policy autonomy and undermine ASEAN unity and centrality but, in doing so, provide a real opportunity for the EU to play a greater role in the region. At a time when many Southeast Asian countries seek to avoid putting all their eggs in one basket and increasingly try to tackle excessive dependencies on China, the EU, which already has made substantial investments in the region, may be able to build onto existing relationships in the economic, political, and security realms and solidify them.


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