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Global Southeast

A depiction of the Indosphere, a major region in the southeastern part of the world.

The Global Southeast is the southeastern region of the world. There are varying definitions, with South and Southeast Asia always included, and broader definitions including North Africa and the Middle East.[1][2] It is becoming an increasingly economically relevant region on the world stage,[3] though it is also projected to have problems with climate change accelerating refugee crises and conflicts in the region.[4]

Many Southeastern countries are undergoing rapid urbanization, and generally have significant amounts of ethnic diversity.[5]

Relations between Global Northwest and Global Southeast

Immigrants from the Global Southeast to the Global Northwest are often perceived as backwards, and in some ways, a threat to the body politic of their host nation, with the amount of time or generations a migrant family has spent in their host country determining how modernized or civilized they are perceived to have become.[6]

The EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, when commenting on the impact of the Russo-Ukrainian War, said that a division may emerge between the Global Northwest and the Global Southeast.[7]

See also

Other global regions

Related terms

  • East Indies, largely coterminous with Global Southeast in its historic sense


Nearby regions

Intersecting regions

Broader regions


  1. ^ Postill, John (July 2018). "Populism and social media: a global perspective". Media, Culture & Society. 40 (5): 754–765. doi:10.1177/0163443718772186. S2CID 149459877.
  2. ^ Yiftachel, Oren (3 March 2020). "From displacement to displaceability: A southeastern perspective on the new metropolis". City. 24 (1–2): 151–165. doi:10.1080/13604813.2020.1739933. S2CID 219033874.
  3. ^ Arno, Tausch; Almas, Heshmati (2011). "Re-orient? Understanding contemporary shifts in the global political economy". Journal of Globalization Studies. 2 (2): 89–128.
  4. ^ theoriSE: debating the southeastern turn in urban theories
  5. ^ Adrianvala, Zubin (2017). The Ethnic Community: Urban Form, Peace, Conflict, and Violence in Urban India (Thesis). hdl:1903/19451. OCLC 1007662706.[page needed]
  6. ^ Leutloff-Grandits, Carolin (31 December 2019). "Temporalities of Refugee Experience in Germany. Diversification of Asylum Rights and Proliferation of Internal Boundaries". Archivio Antropologico Mediterraneo. 21 (2). doi:10.4000/aam.2432.
  7. ^ "World Order Z: The Irreversibility of Change and Prospects for Survival". Russia in Global Affairs. Retrieved 2024-01-06.
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