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The Obama Administration has spoken of a “pivot” or “rebalance” toward Asia a foreign policy priority. But the U.S. is not alone in turning its sites toward the Pacific. The European Union continues to focus more and more on the Asian continent as well. Does the pivot present an opportunity for the E.U. and U.S. to draw upon shared values and a history of cooperation as they engage China and other Asian nations? Or will we see increased competition as both seek to benefit from the economic opportunities the region presents? We spoke with a former Senior Analyst for the European Union Institute for Security Studies to pose these questions and more. Our guest, Nicola Casarini, is a Public Policy Scholar with the Wilson Center’s Global Europe.

Read a Wilson Brief about the topic: How Europe and the United States Can Boost Cooperation and Manage Competition in Asia.


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The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting Europe’s relations with the rest of the world through scholars-in-residence, seminars, international conferences and publications. These programmatic activities cover wide-ranging topics include: European energy security, the role of the European Union and NATO, democratic transitions, and counter-terrorism, among others. The program also investigates comparatively European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including migration, global governance, and relations with Russia, China and the Middle East.  Read more