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Research - The EU Approach to Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific - from Strategy to Practice

Phase 2: Perception and involvement of significant actors in the EU’s Indo-Pacific strategy

The Indo-Pacific – spanning from the east coast of Africa to the Pacific Island States – is a region where the European Union (EU) has long enjoyed a broad and comprehensive relationship with its partners. The EU has currently showed its interest and clearer policies towards this region. To learn about the European Union’s approach to cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and impacts on regional countries, the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), VNU Hanoi and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Vietnam implement a research project entitled “The EU Approach to Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific: from Strategy to Practice”. The research project includes three phases; each phase conducted in one year.

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In a first phase of work in 2021, the research asked about the geopolitical strategies of individual European states (Germany, France, the Netherlands) on the one hand, and of the European Union as a whole on the other, and also looked at the reactions to these strategies in Vietnam and its immediate environment. Here now, in a second phase of work, which covers the year 2022, the research deals with more far-reaching questions that resulted from Phase I. However, these were formulated before Russia’s attack on Ukraine – an event that changed the international system considerably. The authors begin by presenting their original question horizon and then, building on this, take a further step to ask about those changes that the Ukraine war has brought about. The questions for research in 2022 originally focused on how European initiatives in the context of the Indo-Pacific problem are perceived by actors such as the USA, Japan, South Korea, China, India, ASEAN, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia.

Here is a short list of authors and their topics:

  • Prashanth Parameswaran (USA)
  • Go Ito (Japan)
  • Le Thi Thu Giang (South Korea)
  • Nguyen Thuy Chi (China)
  • Vo Xuan Vinh (India)
  • Alan Chong (ASEAN)
  • Muhadi Sugiono (Indonesia)
  • Nguyen Thi Thuy Trang (Thailand)
  • Bui Hai Thiem (Australia)

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