New Online Article "What Does the ASEAN-EU Strategic Partnership Mean?" by Philomena Murray, UNU-CRIS Associate Research Fellow

30 January 2021

Has the European Union finally found its strategy in its newly upgraded relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations?

By Laura Allison-Reumann and Philomena Murray

After 44 years of formal partnership, ASEAN and the EU agreed to upgrade their relationship to a strategic partnership on December 1, 2020.

At first glance, this may seem like a long time coming. After all, these two regional bodies have been engaged in dialogue and agreements for several decades, so it is not completely unexpected. Yet it is also perhaps a surprise, given that the idea of a strategic partnership has been less on the radar in recent years.

Read the entire article in The Diplomat here.