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 of 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 https://www.facebook.com/iask.hungary
The lecture was held in English!