23 Jun 2014

Care for the old rather than sleepwalk into war in East Asia

Wolfgang Pape

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In view of the demographic dynamics of East Asia, in this commentary Wolfgang Pape makes a plea for a kind of ‘geriatric peace’ in the region rather than further territorial disputes and expensive military build-up.

Wolfgang Pape is Associate Research Fellow at CEPS; former official of the European Commission and General Manager of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation.