WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA) published a new book, Europe’s Evolving Strategic Vision for the Indo-Pacific: Nine Perspectives, which examines Europe’s current and future role in the vital Indo-Pacific region.
Economic growth—and in particular, China’s economic growth—has attracted Europe to the Indo-Pacific for centuries. Whereas the Indo-Pacific’s geopolitics have been a primary concern for the United States and Japan during much of this time, the same could not be said of Europe until recently. In the wake of China’s more aggressive “wolf warrior” diplomacy, COVID-19, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Europe has altered its close ties with China amid concerns over peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region. With this new book, Sasakawa USA highlights Europe’s changing perspectives towards the Indo-Pacific, along with increased opportunities for allies to partner together in the region.
In Europe’s Evolving Strategic Vision for the Indo-Pacific: Nine Perspectives, a global cohort of experts and scholars analyze Europe’s engagement in the Indo-Pacific and provide recommendations for Europe’s deeper involvement in Asia via the economy, diplomatic affairs, and security contributions. Key topics in the book include sustainable prosperity, the Green Transition, ocean governance, digital governance, connectivity, as well as defense. Europe’s Evolving Strategic Vision for the Indo-Pacific: Nine Perspectives features viewpoints from the European Union, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, India, ASEAN, Australia, Japan, and the United States.
Contributing authors to the book include:
Europe’s Evolving Strategic Vision for the Indo-Pacific: Nine Perspectives is a comprehensive and insightful look at practical steps Europe can take for meaningful contributions to the Indo-Pacific region, in addition to building an integrated Atlantic-Pacific future.
This book is available now on Sasakawa USA and will be available soon on Amazon Kindle. To request a printed version of Europe’s Evolving Strategic Vision for the Indo-Pacific: Nine Perspectives, please email Sasakawa USA.