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p. 12110. The EU in the worldlocked

  • Simon Usherwood
  •  and John Pinder

Abstract

‘The EU in the world’ considers how EU policies for dealing with the rest of the world have been developed. China seems likely to catch up with the US as a military and economic power. However, it is argued that the EU has the potential to be, much sooner, at least an equal partner with the US in matters of the economy, environment, and soft security, if not defence. It should not be difficult for Americans to adjust to a more powerful EU, after four decades of reasonable trade cooperation where both already have equivalent strength and with no prospect of rivalry in respect of military power.

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