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The EU and the Indo-Pacific: What Strategy, with which Partners?
The Indo-Pacific is one of the priorities of the French Presidency of the EU Council which begins in January 2022 for six months. Paris is keen to make the Indo-Pacific a pillar of the EU’s foreign policy. But do other country members share the French vision of the region and what about other western partners, including the US? Last but not least, what do the countries of the Indo-Padific region expect from Europe? This two-day conference will try to respond to these questions. It will also focus on the security issues resulting from the military built-up in the region - where China is expanding its influence. 

January 21, 2022:

9:00-13:00: The Partners of Europe in the Indo-Pacific region

Chair and discussant: Patrick Köllner (German Institute for Global and Area Studies - Hamburg)

- What does “ASEAN’s centrality” mean for the EU?
Delphine Allès (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales - Paris)
- South Korea as an Indo-Pacific power: a partner underestimated by too many Europeans,
Antoine Bondaz (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique - Paris)
- Japan, a partner for France and the EU in the Indo-Pacific
Guibourg Delamotte (INALCO)
- Australia's Indo-Pacific and the EU,
David Camroux (CERI-Sciences Po)
- India: a partner for the EU, for France and for UK?
Walter Ladwig (King’s College - London)

14:00 – 17:30: Security issues and the military build-up in the Indo-Pacific

Chair and discussant: Marjorie Vanbaelinghem (Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’Ecole Militaire - Paris)

- The People's Liberation Army: Strengths and Vulnerabilities in the Taiwan Strait, Mathieu Duchâtel (Institut Montaigne - Paris)
- Coast-guards in the Indo-Pacific: defending good order at sea,
Marianne Péron Doise (IRSEM)
- Collective versus Cooperative Security: Europe’s Struggle to Navigate the Indo-Pacific Clash of “Rules-based Orders”,
Christian Wirth (GIGA)
- Strategic stakes and military role for the Europeans,
Nicolas Regaud (IRSEM)

Jan 21, 2022 09:00 AM in Paris

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