EAST, EU-Asia Security and Trade
EAST, EU-Asia Security and Trade, is an international research network with Jean Monnet funding from the European Commission, bringing together senior and junior researchers and think-tankers from three continents to analyse relations between the EU and the Asia-Pacific.
The EU and countries in the Asia-Pacific share a common interest in regional and global stability, and have emerged as strong advocates of globalisation and multilateralism. At the same time, this relationship is characterised by tension on issues such as market access, intellectual property and human rights, as well as deeper disagreements of state sovereignty and normative underpinnings of global governance. EAST studies two essential aspects of this relationship: Security and trade. With a broad mix of partners, the network will produce two edited volumes founded on collaborative work, and will share the output with a wide audience from both academia and policy-making.