The Rise of Asia and Strategic Questions for Europe

August 26th 2010 - 12:00
The rise of Asia will shape the global landscape of the 21st century and have profound implications for the way Europeans live and do business. Against the background of changes in the global balance of power, demographic shifts, and growing resource scarcity, Asia´s advance will challenge Western social, economic, and political models and is already now altering the global innovation landscape.

This report analyzes Asia’s transformation in demographics; resources; economics; science, technology, and innovation; political stability; and international relations and international security, while assessing strategic questions and possible implications for Europe. In doing so, it formulates a research agenda and poses a series of strategic questions that merit further consideration by European decision makers in the public and private sectors.

Dr. Tim Sweijs is the Director of Research at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. He is the initiator, creator and author of numerous studies, methodologies, and tools for horizon scanning, early warning, conflict analysis, national security risk assessment, and strategy and capability development. Tim has lectured at universities and military academies around the world. His main research interest concerns the changing character of contemporary conflict. Tim is a Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Defence Academy and an Affiliate at the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology.