Europe in the Indopacific – Key challenges for a mutually beneficial partnership in the region Webinar
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?
Philipp Siegert, Head Office, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Paris
- 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
Eric-André Martin, Secretary General of the Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa), l'Ifri
The Dilemma of Middle Powers: How AUKUS Has Reshaped the Potential for E3 Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Notes du Cerfa, No. 166, Ifri, October 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).