Research & Studies

Europe in the Global Strategy of the U.S. by Tamás Magyarics 

Europe’s Future in Global Context – iASK Lecture Series – 2021. Spring

Lecturer: Tamás Magyarics (historian, professor of ELTE) 

“Europe was downgraded by the US to some extent after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and it is still considered primarily as a ‘junior’ partner in global affairs, especially because of the lack of credible power projection capabilities. Moreover, the common European foreign and security policy is nonexistent for all intents and purposes, and what the Europeans can mostly contribute is only ‘soft power’ in world affairs. The early 21st century has seen the rise of a number revisionist powers, first among them being China; the real challenge to US global hegemony has arisen in the Asia-Pacific region (‘pivot/rebalance to Asia’). The US, in general, expects Europe to assume a larger share of the burdens of leadership, first of all, in the neighborhood (the Mediterranean, the Middle East,, North Africa, etc.), and to support the US in its global contest with the two major adversaries, China and Russia.”

Date: 10th of May 2021 (Monday) at 2 pm (CET) 

Venue: online platforms of IASK (Zoom and Facebook)

Live streaming of the lecture will be accessible on

We are sending upon request a zoom-invitation for the whole event (lecture & discussion).

Registration: [email protected]

Registration deadline: 10th of May 2021, 9.00 (CET)

The lecture will be held in English!