Research Paper No. 88 - 2020

IS EUROPE READY FOR A BIPOLAR WORLD?

30
Jan

The emergence of a bipolar world dominated by US-China competition will be one of the most crucial factors shaping global security in the years to come. This evolution will be particularly challenging for Europe and transatlantic relations. In the event of a US-China confrontation, Europeans would face increasing responsibility because the US would need to focus on the East Asian theatre; in the case of a bipolar détente, the US might want to cooperate increasingly with China, possibly at the expense of the transatlantic partnership. With a view to being better prepared for those risks, Europeans should develop their strategic autonomy, reinforce their economic sovereignty and restore their naval power.

 

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Chercheur(s) associés à cette actualité

Dr Pierre HAROCHE

Chercheur Sécurité européenne