Brief/ Playing the Long Game in the South China Sea: The Potential and Limits of ASEAN–EU Cooperation by Andrew W. Mantong & Steven Blockmans


The security dilemma between China and the US is threatening rules-based multilateralism, which runs deep in the veins of the EU and to a great extent defines its international posture. While the EU’s position is still taken into account by regional players, it is not strong enough to shape policy outcomes according to its own interests.

In line with its Indo-Pacific Strategy, the EU should double down on efforts to address the issues that constrain international regimes in the South China Sea, Andrew W. Mantong (Researcher, Centre for Strategic and International Studies – CSIS), Jakarta and Steven Blockmans (Research Director, Centre for European Policy Studies – CEPS) argue in this new JOINT Brief.


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