The rogue three EU member states are back in the news. This time it is in regard to protests closing border crossings with Ukraine.
Southeast Asia locates at the core of the wider Indo-Pacific region and embraces one of the globe’s most crucial bodies of water for maritime trade, the South China Sea. Being also home to vibrantly growing economies, the region holds great strategic importance for most global players. This includes the European Union (EU), whose interests in such a faraway area are of vital importance and include both economic relationships and regional security.
In a regional context that is increasingly plagued by political and economic tensions, as a result in part of the new configurations of the international system, what could be the roadmap for regional integration in face of interstate fragmentation?
How we can understand the current socio-economic governance? Is only the private sector the main economic vector? The globalization has multiplied and strengthened economic, social, political, and environmental agendas, risks, and potential coordinations, but which should be the role of the State in this context?
How could we explain the last phase of the current globalization period? Does the slowdown in global trade, and the proliferation of climatic, health, economic and productive risks have something to do with it?