How should European strategy account for protectionist sentiment at home & problematic policies of key trading partners? How will energy transition affect strategic autonomy?
To find out, read the final installment in the HCSS forum on European strategy! With essays on the theme of Economics by Michiel Foulon (Center for Security Studies, ETH Zürich), Henrik Larsen (Center for Security Studies, ETH Zürich) and David Criekemans (University of Antwerp), edited by Michiel Foulon and Jack Thompson.
- Michiel Foulon argues European trade strategy should strike balance between accommodating legitimate concerns of economic nationalists & maintaining benefits of rules-based international trade. (Essay link).
- Henrik Larsen writes success in tech arena must be cornerstone of European strategic autonomy but Europe faces big challenge esp. from China in developing tech norms & competitive tech industries. (Essay link)
- David Criekemans contends decarbonization & energy transition will have impact far beyond climate change. It should play key role in debate about strategic autonomy & European strategy. (Essay link)
- Sven Biscop (Egmont Institute) writes European strategy should be moderate when possible: pursuing interests by working w/others. But Europe must stand up for its interests when others act as rivals. (Essay link)