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Towards a new EU Strategy for Central Asia
Towards a new EU Strategy for Central Asia

Author(s): Jos Boonstra, Nargis Kassenova, Marlène Laruelle, Fabienne Bossuyt, Luca Anceschi, Jeremy Smith
Subject(s): Economic policy, International relations/trade, Economic development, Geopolitics
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: European Union; Central Asia; foreign policy; international relation; Central Asia Strategy; geopolitics; economic trade; cooperation;
Summary/Abstract: Ten years after the inception of the European Union’s (EU) Strategy for Central Asia, in June 2017 the European Council initiated a process to develop a new strategy by 2019. The ‘reviewed and renewed’ strategy will take into account geopolitical developments, Central Asian preferences as well as the EU’s 2016 Global Strategy. This process offers an opportunity for all stakeholders – Central Asian governments, EU member states, human rights defenders and the research community, among others – to play a role in re-shaping the EU’s policy towards the region. After a decade of relationship-building and cooperation, it is time to evaluate what worked and what did not, and gather and apply lessons learnt to improve the new strategy amidst a drastically different internat ional environment.

  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English