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The Rise of Asia and strategic questions for Europe

Author: Gijsbers, G. · Roborgh, S. · Sweijs, T.
Publisher: Hague centre for strategic studies TNO
Place: Den Haag
Identifier: 474050
ISBN: 978-94-91040-12-2
Keywords: Economics · Infrastructures · Information Society · Society · SP1 - Strategy & Policy 1 · BSS - Behavioural and Societal Sciences


The rise of Asia will shape the global landscape of the 21st century and have profound implications for the way Europeans live and do business. Against the background of changes in the global balance of power, demographic shifts, and growing resource scarcity, Asia´s advance will challenge Western social, economic, and political models and is already now altering the global innovation landscape. This report analyzes Asia’s transformation in demographics; resources; economics; science, technology, and innovation; political stability; and international relations and international security, while assessing strategic questions and possible implications for Europe. In doing so, it formulates a research agenda and poses a series of strategic questions that merit further consideration by European decision makers in the public and private sectors.