Increasing security threats and a lack of coordination between European states proved the need to establish a new platform to discuss strategic issues and maintain high-level dialogue between heads of states. It gave a new impetus to the old ideas of Great Europe that were developed in France, namely by Francois Mitterand. Emmanuel Macron has brought this idea back by proposing a European Political Community, which has faced a lot of criticism already. Even so, it can have some substantial benefits for European politics and contribute to shaping the European security order.
The Unites States has long had relations within Latin America from its time as a early republic, defining itself and its place among other nations. In more contemporary times, engagement with the region has been met with indifference. However, it is important for policy practitioners to have a comprehension of past relations between the U.S. and the rest of the hemisphere.
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?