08
Dec
2021
Debates Videoconferences
from 11:00 to 13:00
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Europe in the Indopacific – Key challenges for a mutually beneficial partnership in the region Webinar

This conference is intended to discuss the paper “The Dilemma of Middle Powers – How AUKUS Has Reshaped the Potential for E3 Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific“ and to present its main findings. 

This publication questions the potential added value of the EU in the region and identifies areas of cooperation that may be mutually beneficial. One main conclusion is the fact that the mere signaling approach, based on military and police operations to enforce international law, although of paramount importance, cannot be regarded as sufficient.

Against the backdrop of an increasing US-China rivalry and the multiple challenges in the region, how to improve the cooperation between European countries and countries in the Indopacific?

What are the conditions to develop a constructive and inclusive dialog in the region?

The discussion will tackle this topic under three angles:

  • Conditions for Joint Approaches in the Region: Toward a Collective Responsibility
  • Addressing the Challenges of Environmental Security and Development in the region
  • How to preserve Economic Cooperation in a context of regionalization of trade?

 

Introductory words

Philipp Siegert, Head Office, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Paris

 

Panelists

  • Presentation of the main findings of the paper

Marie Krpata, Research Fellow, Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa), Ifri

  • Limits of signaling and new ways to address maritime security challenges

Christian Bueger, Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

  • How countries in the region would consider this approach

Rizal Sukma (tbc), Senior Fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta (tbc)

  • Joint (Europe-Europe, Europe-Asian) approaches and collective responsibility in the region

Philip Shetler-Jones, Fellow at the UK Council on Geostrategy

  • New European Approaches in the region

Lewe Paul, Referent on South Asia (Afghanistan, India, Myanmar), Konrad Adenauer Foundation

 

Modération

Eric-André Martin, Secretary General of the Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa), l'Ifri

 

Webinar on the zoom platform co-organized by Cerfa at Ifri and the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Paris
 
 
 
This conference will be held in English, French and German with simultaneous translation
 
 
 
You will receive the zoom connection link by e-mail the day before the event

 

Contact the organizers: 

For more information on the debate, Catherine Naiker, naiker.cerfa@ifri.org

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Publications in relation with the event
28/10/2021

The Indo-Pacific region is increasingly becoming the center of gravity of economy and geopolitics. It covers 60% of the world’s population, triggers 30% of international trade and drains 60% of global gross domestic product (GDP).

Keywords
AUKUS Economic cooperation Environmental Policy Security Policy Sino-American rivalry Europa European Union Indo-Pacific