Europe’s geopolitical environment is evolving. China is rising, Russia is a challenge to NATO, and the United States is increasingly prioritizing the Indo-Pacific region. In response to such changes, the European Union (EU) is inclined to pursue a more independent and assertive international role, but many questions remain about the future of European strategy. These include, but are not limited to, strategic autonomy, process and institutions, and the nature of European global influence.
In this forum, compiled by HCSS Senior Strategic Analyst Jack Thompson, thirteen scholars from a wide variety of national and disciplinary backgrounds address key challenges for European strategy, including in the areas of defense, trade, international norms, energy diversification, and relations with other major powers.
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