Three experts in the field of international policy, Dr. Bruno Tertrais, Deputy Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS), Dr. Nathalie Tocci, Director of the Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), and Thorsten Benner, Director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) discuss the changing the shape of the of the world and the roles that Japan and the EU may play in the future.

In this video they touch on the ways in which the world has changed following the end of the Cold War. China has risen to take up a counterbalancing position to the US, but this does not necessarily mean the future world will be a bipolar one. Russia is also still a major figure on the geopolitical map, and others are also establishing their places in the world. EU and Japan, in between these major forces, will need to determine what role they play in the coming decades. Whether to side completely with one or the other even when their values come into conflict, to tread a careful balance between them, or to go their own way as a separate independent entity?

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