Charles Grant, director Centre of European Reform | June 9, 2008
A power shift from West to East is taking place in the international system. ++ The question is whether states like Russia, China, and India will act unilaterally, bilaterally, or multilaterally. ++ US power decline and Chinese power rise suggest that Europeans "are best placed to make the case to China for working through international institutions" to draw them to multilateralism and make them a "responsible global stakeholder." ++ A strategic partnership between the EU and China is the best vantage point to approach global challenges.