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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.
Admirers of the European Union frequently point out that it has a comprehensive selection of non-military crisis management tools. These include the bloc’s economic leverage, mechanisms for deploying civilian peace operations and close working relationships with the United Nations and other multilateral organisations.