International Relations Research News

Head of the International Relations department, Franco Algieri, has contributed two articles to the recently published Yearbook of European Integration (Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration). Since 1980 this Yearbook documents and analyses the European integration process.

The article on the EU’s Asia policy puts emphasis on the increasing security political cooperation between the EU and Asian countries as well as ASEAN. The author argues that the success of the EU’s Asia policy will not only depend on the implementation of agreed cooperation mechanisms but also on the perception of the EU as a strategic actor by Asian countries.  In the article on the EU and China, Algieri explains a differentiated and divergent relationship, which has been continuously institutionalized and is kept on a rather realistic level of expectations on both sides.

Franco Algieri: Asienpolitik, pp. 363-366; Die Europäische Union und China, pp. 367-370, in: Werner Weidenfeld/Wolfgang Wessels (Hrsg.): Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2018. Baden-Baden; Nomos Verlag, 2018.