Steven Blockmans is the Head of EU Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), a Brussels-based think tank which has been consistently ranked among the 10 best in the world. He is also Professor of EU External Relations Law and Governance at the University of Amsterdam. His latest book deals with ‘The Obsolescence of the European Neighbourhood Policy’ (Rowman & Littlefield 2017). Steven is the (co-)editor of 15 academic volumes, including ‘The EU’s Role in Global Governance’ (Oxford University Press 2013). He served as the leading author of Task Forces on ‘More Union in European Defence’ chaired by Javier Solana (2015) and ‘Regroup and Reform: Towards a More Responsive and Effective European Union’ chaired by Danuta Hübner MEP (2017). For the past 20 years, he has advised governments of countries in wider Europe and in Asia on their relations with the European Union. Blockmans holds a PhD in international law from Leiden University.