By Hanns Maull
Europe and the Asia-Pacific is the main wide-ranging and available booklet at the moment on hand at the more and more very important courting among those areas. Compiled by way of top specialists, it covers the ancient historical past, modern political environment and the extremely important financial elements of this courting. relocating directly to care for protection concerns and coverage judgements it offers important insights into the constructing partnership among Europe and the Asia-Pacific. Rigorous and updated, it truly is born out of the paintings of the Council for Asia-Europe cooperation (CAEC), a physique of imagine tanks that helps the Asia-Europe Summit assembly (ASEM) procedure.
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Europe and the Asia Pacific (Esrc Pacific Asia Programme (Series).) by Hanns Maull