Tag: EU-Japan

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Why Japan could be the key to the EU’s Indo-Pacific ambitions

Cold, hard geopolitics is back with a vengeance and the EU has decided it will not be sidelined. The war in Ukraine is cementing this growing geopolitical role but if it is to realise its full potential, the EU must refocus on the strategically vital Indo-Pacific region. To do this, connectivity is its most promising […]


A pillar of stability in an unstable world

The rising centrality of the Indo-Pacific is self-evident. What remains to be defined is the potential role the EU could play, notably as a security actor. Given capacity constraints, the EU’s objectives in the region should focus on credibility and on safeguarding shared interests – for example securing sea lines of communication, an objective also […]