Geopolitical Competition Case Studies

JOINT will show how power competition is a major factor hampering EU efforts at crisis management and conflict resolution in: 

  • Eastern Europe, with a focus on Ukraine
  • the Middle East, with a focus on Iran
  • The Indo-Pacific, with a focus on the South China Sea

By comparing findings drawn from the three cases, we will address their implications for the EU’s strategic autonomy. 

Actionable policy recommendations will be geared towards reconciling within a single discursive framework the two prevailing motives in this debate – the EU as a pillar of the multilateral order and the EU as a global ‘pole’.


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