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.
06.02.2024 / Extremism, climate change and the wider region
24.01.2024 / Analysing Influence Campaigns and Future Cross-Strait Relations
16.01.2024 / Discussion with AIES Director Michael Zinkanell
12.12.2023 / Public lecture with McGregor
20.10.2023 / AIES Workshop with the Australian Embassy
20.10.2023 / Exchange with South Korean experts
16.10.2023 / The AIES at the ETNC conference in Stockholm
09.10.2023 / Geostrategic and Geoeconomic Consequences for World Order
29.09.2023 / In dialogue with Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik about her new book
In the media
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
AUKUS: Resetting European Thinking on Indo-Pacific?
Special Paper with the participation of Velina Tchakarova
17.09.2021 / CNN
America's deal with UK and Australia leaves France bruised and Europe in the cold on China
Statements by 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
27.08.2021 / ISAS South Asia Scan
India's Arab-Mediterranean Corridor: A Paradigm Shift in Strategic Connectivity to Europe
By Michaël Tanchum
29.07.2021 / 9dashline.com
Will China get embroildes in the Graveyard of Empires?
By Velina Tchakarova
14.05.2021 / eeas.europa.eu
EU-India relations further strengthened after the Leaders’ Meeting, say think tanks experts
Webinar with Velina Tchakarova
CEIAS Publication: AIES Senior Advisor Dr. Alfred Gerstl and AIES Research Associate Nick Nieschalke contributed to the paper.
Nikolaus Scholik: China: Von der wirtschaftlichen zur militärischen Spitze? Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (ZfAS), Juni 2023
Austrian country chapter by Lucas Erlbacher. The publication of this report was undertaken by the Council on Geostrategy, London.
CEIAS: Tracking Taiwan’s relations with Central and Eastern Europe. Edited by Matej Šimalčík, Alfred Gerstl, Dominika Remžová. AIES Senior Advisor Dr. Alfred Gerstl contributed to the paper as co-editor.
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.