"Стратегическое партнерство" ЕС и Японии
The article is focused on the concept of “strategic partnership” and its usage in regard to the EU-Japan
relations. This term is widely used both in the European and Japanese political practice and was originally
introduced to characterize bilateral relations in 2002. On July 18th, 2018 the two sides signed the Strategic
Partnership Agreement, which fixes the usage of this term in the legally binding document. However, the term
is vague and still has no commonly accepted definition. Research in Japanese and European foreign policy
narrative on the “strategic partnership” issue showed that no definition of this term is needed: each specific
“strategic partnership” is unique in nature and is named as such for a specific purpose. Employing this
approach allowed to finding out what meaning Japanese and European sides imply when naming their
relations “strategic” and for what purpose they have been using it so far. The conclusion the author comes to
is that the European Union plays the leading role in using the rhetoric of strategic partnerships and applies it
in two dimensions. The first, ideological one, implies, that Brussels is striving to spread the rules and norms it
shares through interaction with its strategic partners, who are characterized by considerable economic and
political weight. Japan is an important like-minded partner of the EU in this regard. The other, pragmatic
dimension involves strategic partnership as an instrument for development of informal trust-based relations,
which allows the EU to resolve disputes with its strategic partners more effectively. In case of EU-Japan
cooperation the problem of lifting European embargo on arms supply to China was a challenge for EU-Japan
strategic partnership, which finally ended up with keeping embargo valid and strategic partnership safe. Tokyo,
according to the author’s findings, doesn’t have its own structured view on the usage of the strategic
partnership concept and applies this term, among others, to the partners not playing a truly strategic role for
Japanese diplomacy. Engaging with Brussels, Tokyo, however, fully accepts the rhetoric it practices.
The article describes formation and realization of the Japanese state scientific policy as the national program of development of the Japanese society. This process is considered throughout 30 years - 1970 to 2000, with a periodization of stages - decades. The analysis of the given experience has concrete practical value for our country which at all levels of the power has proclaimed the direction on development of a scientific and information society. This process is of main value from the point of view of planning, strategy, and also practice and technologies of realization.
The monograph reflects on the dynamics of the EU role in global governance processes, presents analysis of the methods and instruments the EU employs for achieving its objectives in the international arenas, models and options of multilateral partnerships. The EU’s evolving role and influence in the G7/G8 over the last ten years reflecting its growth in power and influence as well as the EU expanding community competencies and legal authority is specifically explored, as an area which so far has not been sufficiently investigated. The work is tracing the transformation of the EU identity as a global actor in the recent decade and looks into how these changes affect the EU – Russia relationship. The book adds value to the scholarly literature in the field of studying the EU as a global actor. The contributions aim to serve as a reference and analysis for academics and students in the fields of political science, economics, law and other disciplines. The work aspires to be helpful to government officials, financial institutions, research libraries, the news media, and to members of the interested public.
This volume analyzes the evolution of geo-political and economic integration in the Eurasian area. The Eurasian integration is a growing phenomenon and the largest scale analysis proves necessary to avoid simplistic judgments based only on the geo-political approach. The editors of this publication present different profiles of integration, such as the geo-political and constitutional aspect, the relations with the European Union, migration issues, energy flows, the compatibility between the Eurasian and the WTO law, and the comparison with the European integration model. The book presents a wide range of viewpoints through essays of specialists from Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, Italy, France.
In the next two years, the UK will be faced with a complicated geopolitical situation. The relations with its two key partners – the EU and the USA – will be changed. The USA, when dealing with European issues, will begin to rely on Germany rather than on the UK. It will be necessary to negtiate with the EU a new relationship model that will envisage that the UK should not participate in the decision-making process inside the European Union, and should have no internal inﬂuence there. Simultaneously, there will be a need for negotiations on new trade agreements with a number of countries that are not EU member states, because the UK, once it has withdrawn from the US, will automatically ﬁ nd itself outside of the international trade agreements concluded on behalf of the EU, including those in the framework of the WTO.
The article deals with the processes of building the information society and security in the CIS in accordance with modern conditions. The main objective is to review existing mechanisms for the formation of a common information space in the Eurasian region, regarded as one of the essential aspects of international integration. The theoretical significance of the work is to determine the main controls of the regional information infrastructure, improved by the development of communication features in a rapid process.The practical component consists in determining the future policies of the region under consideration in building the information society. The study authors used historical-descriptive approach and factual analysis of events having to do with drawing the contours of today's global information society in the regional refraction.
The main result is the fact that the development of information and communication technologies, and network resources leads to increased threats of destabilization of the socio-political situation in view of the emergence of multiple centers that generate the ideological and psychological background. Keeping focused information policy can not be conceived without the collective participation of States in the first place, members of the group leaders of integration - Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Currently, only produced a comprehensive approach to security in the information field in the Eurasian region, but the events in the world, largely thanks to modern technology, make the search for an exit strategy with a much higher speed. The article contributes to the science of international relations, engaging in interdisciplinary thinking that is associated with a transition period in the development of society. A study of current conditions in their relation to the current socio-political patterns of the authors leads to conclusions about the need for cooperation with the network centers of power in the modern information environment, the formation of alternative models of networking, especially in innovation and scientific and technical areas of information policy, and expanding the integration of the field in this region on the information content.