Preparing for the multipolar world

Preparing for the multipolar world: European foreign and security policy in 2020

Charles Grant , Tomas Valasek
18 December 2007

The world is becoming increasingly multipolar. Will that mean democratic poles lining up against autocracies, in two competing camps? Or will all the leading powers support multilateral institutions? The authors argue that a strong and successful EU can help to ensure that multilateralism prevails over balance-of-power politics. They set out a plan for a stronger European defence policy. And they outline EU strategies for the Middle East, Russia and China.

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