The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) has published a Report titled “The changing global order and its implications for the EU”, written by Katja Creutz, Tuomas Iso-Markku, Kristi Raik and Teija Tiilikainen.
According to the report, Western leadership of the world is in decline, with the US political and military hegemony being challenged by the rise of China and other emerging powers and with global power structures evolving towards multipolarity. At the same time, however, there are increasing signs of a diffusion of state power. It involves a growing group of non-state actors challenging state power in very different forms and different capacities.
The report focuses on the axis of state power considered the most important in terms of its global implications: the relationship between the US and China. This relationship is studied with the aim of assessing how the mutual interdependencies are evolving, and what the goals of the two actors look like in respect of their own global role. The implications of this power transition in the key fields of global governance – also covering the simultaneous diffusion of power to non-state actors – forms another relevant topic under review in the global context. The report also analyses how the EU contends with these forms of power transition and safeguards its own influence in this changing environment.
Read the full report at https://storage.googleapis.com/upi-live/2019/03/report59_changing_global_order_and_eu.pdf