The European Union’s security intervention in the Indo-Pacific : between multilateralism and mercantile interests
Journal of intervention and statebuilding, 2022, OnlineFirst
PUGLIESE, Giulio, The European Union’s security intervention in the Indo-Pacific : between multilateralism and mercantile interests, Journal of intervention and statebuilding, 2022, OnlineFirst - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/75252
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Is the EU raising its political and security profile in the Indo-Pacific solely because of China’s assertiveness or US–China strategic competition, as often posited? On the basis of official documentation and elite interviews, this article advances a more nuanced view of the rationale behind the EU’s engagement there. Aside from increased European naval involvement the EU and its member states are fostering the capacity building of IndoPacific countries concerned with their maritime safety, maritime security and to uphold the rules-based multilateral order. Yet, this article demonstrates how mercantile goals lie behind the EU and its member states’ politico-security engagement.
Published online: 19 September 2022
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/75252
Full-text via DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2022.2118425
ISSN: 1750-2977; 1750-2985
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