The EU’s Engagement with the Asia-Pacific: An Assessment
Over the past twenty years, the economic and diplomatic ties between the EU and the Asia-Pacific have strengthened due to the region’s economic dynamism. Since 2011-2012, the EU has sought to intensify its presence in the Asia-Pacific with its own rebalancing to Asia. It is now time to evaluate how effective the EU’s engagement with the Asia-Pacific has been and what recommendations can be put forth to enhance the EU’s interests in the region. Towards this end, the paper will begin with an overview of the objectives of EU’s current engagement with the Asia-Pacific before examining the implementation of the EU’s increased engagement in economic, diplomatic and security areas. Last but not least, it will suggest what should be done to boost the strength and the success of the EU’s engagement with the Asia-Pacific.
Hang Nguyen . email@example.com
Hang Nguyen is a doctoral candidate in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. Her research interests include US foreign policy, US-EU relations, Asia-Pacific, Globalisation and Vietnam’s politics and foreign policy.