Indo-Pacific

The Indo-Pacific is one of the most important geopolitical and geo-economic regions in the world, which will continue to gain relevance in the 21st century. The region is the world's fastest-growing economic region and is essential for global trade routes. Developments in the region's security and economic and political relations are of great importance for its stability and influence in the world. China and India are the two rising powers in the region, already becoming key global players today. In addition, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as the economic powers of Japan and South Korea become increasingly relevant for the region and at the global political level. The Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy, therefore, deals intensively with the numerous facets of geopolitical conflicts and diverging interests in the Indo-Pacific. In this context, the bilateral and multilateral relations between the region’s countries and the European Union as well as its Member States are of particular interest. The AIES is a member of the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC) and is in close exchange with stakeholders from ASEAN. With our publications and public events, we provide in-depth analysis and advise European decision-makers on the risks and potentials of developments in the Indo-Pacific.

Current AIES activities on the topic. Research also in the database.


Events

US-China Relations

24.05.2024 / Current State and Outlook by Brantly Womack

Talk with the Assistant Foreign Minister of Australia

21.05.2024 / Hon. Tim Watts MP on the Indo-Pacific and European and Australian Foreign Policy

China Hub Austria

15.05.2024 / Discussion with Plamen Tonchev

The Evolution of China's Industrial Policy Discourse from 1979 to 2023

30.04.2024 / Lecture by AIES Research Associate Lucas Erlbacher

China Hub Austria

29.04.2024 / Exchange of ideas with Austrian experts

The AIES at the ETNC conference in Vilnius

11.04.2024 / AIES Research Fellow Nick Nieschalke was a guest at the ETNC Spring Conference

Balancing Act: EU Strategies Towards China and East Asian Stability

08.04.2024 / Conference of the AIES in cooperation with the IPLI Foundation

Security Challenges for Pakistan

06.02.2024 / Extremism, climate change and the wider region

Taiwan Election

24.01.2024 / Analysing Influence Campaigns and Future Cross-Strait Relations

In the media

08.05.2024 / 38 North
NATO and the Republic of Korea: The AP4 in the Indo-Pacific
Article by AIES Senior Advisor Michael Reiterer

29.02.2024 / 9DASHLINE
The EU’s Global Gateway Initiative: Infrastructure Cooperation with Southeast Asia
Article by AIES Research Fellow Nick Nieschalke and AIES Senior Advisor Alfred Gerstl

14.01.2022 / 9DASHLINE
2022: Russia the other Pacific Power
By Velina Tchakarova

19.11.2021 / medium.com
Geopolitical Europe: How to navigate in the Indo-Pacific Decade?
By Velina Tchakarova

25.10.2021 /
AUKUS: Resetting European Thinking on Indo-Pacific?
Special Paper with the participation of Velina Tchakarova

02.09.2021 / bledstrategicforum.org
Partnership for a Rules-based Order in the Indo-Pacific
Participation of Velina Tchakarova, Bled Strategic Forum 2021

Publications

Balancing Interests and Promoting Democracy - The India-EU Trade and Technology Council

Balancing Interests and Promoting Democracy - The India-EU Trade and Technology Council

Saurav Narain: Balancing Interests and Promoting Democracy - The India-EU Trade and Technology Council, AIES Focus 2024/5 .

The Economic Security Tightrope

The Economic Security Tightrope

Michael Reiterer and Lee Il Houng. 2024. The Economic Security Tightrope: EU Economic Security Strategy, Friend-Shoring, and European Relations with Indo-Pacific States. The Journal of East Asian Affairs 36.2, 169-217.

Geopolitical Instability and Escalating Conflicts: The Impact on East Asian Defence Innovation Systems

Geopolitical Instability and Escalating Conflicts: The Impact on East Asian Defence Innovation Systems

Ulf Michael Steindl: Geopolitical Instability and Escalating Conflicts: The Impact on East Asian Defence Innovation Systems. In the Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies.

Risk of Technology transfer to China in Austria’s security and defence industry

Risk of Technology transfer to China in Austria’s security and defence industry

Christoph Strecker: Risk of Technology transfer to China in Austria’s security and defence industry. AIES Focus 2024/2.

Podcast

08.08.23 / Episode 18 / Special Series on the EU as a global actor

EU-ASEAN Relations: Potential for Enhanced Cooperation

In this episode, Director Michael Zinkanell is in conversation with Choi Shing Kwok, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute, to discuss the current state of EU-ASEAN relations against the background of dramatic changes in the international system - above all the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

This episode is the third in a 4-part special series on the EU as a global actor. Other episodes of this series focus on the EU's relations with the China, the US, as well as the African Union.

This special series is conducted in partnership with the Multilateral Dialoge Vienna of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

Videos


27. European Forum Vienna

10.11.23 / Annual conference by the AIES

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The New BRICS

09.10.23 / Geostrategic and Geoeconomic Consequences for World Order

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Rising Power India

11.10.22 / AIES panel discussion in Vienna

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US-China Nuclear Relations

12.07.22 / Velina's Talk with David Santoro

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Lessons from Sri Lanka

12.07.22 / Velina's Talk with Nitin Gokhale

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NATO's New Enemy: China

04.07.22 / Velina Tchakarova in conversation with Surva Gangadharan, StratNewsGlobal

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