This chapter introduces strategic partnerships as a multidimensional and multipurpose instrument of the EU’s global diplomacy in a complex and contested world. It then explores the positioning and discussion of this topic within the field of European Foreign Policy. Finally, the chapter offers an overview of the focus and content of the volume.


Ferreira-Pereira L.C., Smith M. (2021) Introducing the European Union’s Strategic Partnerships: Global Diplomacy in a Contested World. In: Ferreira-Pereira L.C., Smith M. (eds) The European Union’s Strategic Partnerships. The European Union in International Affairs. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.