‘The countries of Europe’s south and east are all part of the same Union but they have different strategic priorities and must compete for relatively scarce resources. More resources alone will not eliminate that competition but fewer resources will make it more intense.’
Anthony Bubalo – Deputy Director and Research Director at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sydney
EU Global Strategy Expert Opinion - No32 - 01 March 2016
The world is in the midst of a period of great uncertainty – one that is likely to be prolonged. The rise of China, the return of Russia, crises in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and transnational challenges such as climate change, terrorism and irregular migration are just a few of the complex issues on the global agenda.