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EU Global Strategy Expert Opinion No.14 – Takako Ueta

04 February 2016
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The world has changed dramatically since the EU adopted its first security strategy in 2003. The biggest security risk for the EU and its member states now is not only military or non-traditional security threats from neighbouring countries or even environmental challenges, but also the degradation of the rules-based international order.

Although the slow decline has been almost indiscernible, particularly from Europe, it will prove to be one of the most serious threats to EU security in the long run. Therefore, it is this matter which the EU Global Strategy on foreign and security policy (EUGS) should prioritise.