By Valeria Bello, Belachew Gebrewold

This e-book considers the interactions among Africa, Asia and Europe, analysing the fast and long-term thoughts numerous states have followed to exterior relations.

The urgency connected to the schedule of foreign terrorism and human and medication- trafficking has compelled the ecu Union into new cooperation with Africa and Asia. those inter-regional kinfolk have taken on new dimensions within the context of latest foreign politics framed by means of new protection demanding situations, and new aggressive forces fairly from Asia. This e-book offers either conceptual and empirical arguments to supply an cutting edge viewpoint at the ecu as an international actor. It demonstrates how those 3 areas have interaction politically and economically to deal with worldwide demanding situations in addition to international possibilities, and therefore offers an overview of the multilateralism which the ecu truly said in its safety procedure paper. Addressing a vast variety of topical matters, the e-book beneficial properties chapters on ecu safeguard; eu Migration coverage; African Union and its peace and safeguard coverage; Terrorism and overseas safety; China and its quickly transforming into worldwide position; India, the largest democracy on this planet; and the influence of the Asian fiscal development at the worldwide economic system. additional it compares the various backgrounds, kinds and priorities of local integrations.

A international defense Triangle can be of curiosity to all students of ecu politics, protection stories, African and Asian experiences, and overseas Relations.


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The Middle East is arguably the most politically and militarily volatile region in the world. Countries such as Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the Gulf States wish to become nuclear powers. The quest for nuclear weapons is not only confined to state actors in the Middle East, and even some terrorist groups – of which Al Qaeda is one among many – are thought to be seeking them. The EU has unequivocally identified the spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), and nuclear weapons in particular, as ‘the single most important threat to peace and security’ (Council of the EU 2003: 5) and in recent years it has emerged as one of the key players in non-­proliferation and disarmament.

Though the EU member states still conduct bilateral foreign policy, the promotion of multilateralism ranks high with the promotion of democracy, rule of law, and the respect for human rights – to the extent of having such provisions included in all its international agreements as a legal requirement (European Commission 2003; European Council 2003). The EU’s promotion of regional integration elsewhere can be understood in the context of the broader support, and indeed preference for, multilateralism as a ‘normal’ way of conducting international relations, of resolving disputes and conflicts, and in the collective effort to provide such public goods as a liberal trade regime, development and poverty reduction, and 16 M.

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