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Europe in a Multipolar World

Power is diffusing from West to East and non-democratic powers are among those rising fastest. These changes have been in the offing for decades, but their effects are now increasingly manifest. Where does Europe stand within this emerging multipolar order? Is there a European ‘pole’ in the international system, and — if so — what is its contribution to the emerging order? These are important questions at the forefront of policymakers’ minds. Benjamin Martill and Lisa ten Brinke examine in more detail the position of Europe — and the EU — in a multipolar world. 

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About the Authors

Benjamin Martill is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh and an Associate at LSE IDEAS. His research focuses on Brexit and the politics of European foreign and security policy.

Lisa ten Brinke is a Diplomat in training at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She previously worked as a Research Associate at LSE IDEAS and as a Research Analyst at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of any other agency, organisation, or employer.