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|Security cooperation in and with Asia : towards a pragmatic turn in the EU’s security policy?
|Pennisi di Floristella, Angela Maria
|European Union countries -- Foreign relations -- Asia
Asia -- Foreign relations -- European Union countries
National security -- European Union countries
National security -- Asia
|Pennisi di Floristella, A. (2020). Security cooperation in and with Asia: towards a pragmatic turn in the EU’s security policy? European Security, 29(2), 170-188.
|Since the adoption of the first EU-Asia Strategy in 1994, there has been persistent scepticism about the EU’s ability to play a significant role in Asian security. Yet, since the release of the 2012 Updated East Asia Policy Guidelines, the EU has declared its intent to make greater practical contributions to Asian security. Against these premises, this article attempts to reflect on the evolution of the EU’s security approach to Asia, with the ultimate goal of analysing to what degree, it represents a continuation or a departure from former EU policies in the region. In scrutinising these developments, this article argues that in light of the strategic changes, that have occurred in Europe and in Asia, the EU has started to revise its security approach to the region in more pragmatic terms. The pragmatic character of the EU is seen as looking into the changes of the content of the security discourse, which appears increasingly depoliticised and, into the new practices of cooperation, which unlike in the past, seek to empower local actors, are sensitive to local needs and, call for greater security collaboration between the EU and Asian countries, to cope with regional and global challenges.
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