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The Rise of Asia and Strategic Questions for Europe

26 August 2010

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.

Experts on this report

Team leader for Economy and Society

Govert Gijsbers

Govert Gijsbers studied at the Free University in Amsterdam and obtained his PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2009.

Strategic Analyst

Tim Sweijs

Tim Sweijs is a Senior Strategist. He is the initiator, creator and author of numerous studies, methodologies, and tools for research projects in horizon scanning, conflict analysis, international and national security risk assessment, and capability development.

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