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This brief highlights the need to develop deeper bilateral relations with a country that is both strategically important and a hub in its own region. Can the EU really afford, as a whole, to engage only sporadically with the world’s largest Muslim country and third-largest democracy?
18December 2012With contributions from David Camroux, Nicola Casarini, Andrew S. Erickson, Richard Gowan, Daniel Keohane, Bernice Lee, Patryk Pawlak, Jonathan D. Pollack, Andrew Small, Peter Sparding, Austin Strange
The transatlantic partners share similar objectives with regard to the Asia Pacific. Nevertheless, history, geography as well as differences in perceptions contribute to forging two distinct stances vis-à-vis the region. This report identifies areas where those two positions intersect.