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The EU's Central Asia policy and its implications for China

Die Zentralasienpolitik der EU und deren Implikationen für China
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SHAO, Yuqun

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Corporate Editor Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik gGmbH
Abstract "The EU under the German Presidency published its first strategy paper on Central Asia in June 2007. The document addresses a wide array of issues ranging from democracy and human rights to trade, energy cooperation, migration and inter-cultural dialogue. While Central Asia has been largely overlooked by the EU in the past, the new policy signals that the EU is no longer content to be left behind while other global powers become increasingly involved in the region. The EU will undoubtedly be a more visible presence in Central Asia in the coming years, but the question remains what kind of role the EU will play and the impact it will have on regional affairs. This paper analyzes the real motivations behind the new strategy, the role of Germany in its creation, the priorities it sets forth, as well as the characteristics and future challenges of the policy. Finally, the implications of the policy for China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are discussed. The analysis is based on the research of scholars from various countries and interviews conducted by the author in Germany and Brussels." (author's abstract)
Keywords China; Central Asia; human rights; Asia; EU; Europe; EU policy; Afghanistan; stability; security; democratization; pressure-group politics; geopolitics; foreign policy; CFSP
Classification International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy; European Politics
Method descriptive study
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
City Bonn
Page/Pages 26 p.
Series DIE Discussion Paper, 9/2008
ISSN 1860-0441
ISBN 978-3-88985-399-8
Status Published Version
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
data provider This metadata entry was indexed by the Special Subject Collection Social Sciences, USB Cologne