Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 12/2013

The Role of Europe in Enhancing Cooperative Security in Asia and the Pacific: A View from Japan

Takako Ueta

October 2013

EGMONT – The Royal Institute for International Relations


Asia is a prominent export market for Europe while in the East and South China Seas, tensions continue. Europe has searched for its political role in Asia. This policy brief presents an analysis and argues the role of Europe in enhancing cooperative security in Asia and the Pacific, which would promote stability and peace there .