Our latest Free Trade Radar (Q4 2017) found four key upcoming threats pertaining to EU security: the deadlock at the WTO dispute settlement body, Chinese industrial policies and the EU´s responses, consequences of US protectionism and a growing popular resentment against free trade. It also features an assessment of the threats for the next five years, predicting an increase in threats to free trade.
This is part of the The Clingendael Radar Series, which is a horizon scan from the Clingendael Strategic Foresight Programme focusing on threats to EU security in the next five years. It uses various techniques ranging from the manual scanning of recent and relevant literature, conferences organised by relevant organisations, and a scan of Twitter feeds and validated expert input. We select developments based upon their novelty and potential impact on European security.