Monday, 17.04.2023

India Report Launch: Navigating the Transitioning Security Order in the Indo-Pacific

As the geopolitical landscape of the Indo-Pacific continues to evolve, there has been growing interest in the potential for security cooperation between India and the European Union. In an engaging session, German Ambassador Phillip Ackermann and Dr C Raja Mohan launched the report 'Transitioning Security Order in the Indo-Pacific' in the presence of authors Richard Ghiasy and Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy.

Image credit: Richard Kaniewski

Image credit: Richard Kaniewski

Image credit: Richard Kaniewski

The ‘Indo-Pacific’ is one of the key regions shaping the economic, trade and security order of tomorrow. It is home to 2/3 of the world’s population and produces 2/3 of the global GDP. New power houses have established themselves in the region: China, today a global power, India, a regional power with the potential to take over a global role and a number of regional powers like Japan, Indonesia and Australia, navigating between seemingly consolidation of a binary order dominated by the US and China.

The report ‘The Transitioning Security Order in the Indo-Pacific’ poses the question, how the concept of the ‘Indo-Pacific’ impacts the overall ordering process of security in the region between power-balancing the US-Sino systemic competition and shaping a more cooperative approach as an alternative.

The report details how India and the EU can strengthen their cooperation to co-shape a multilateral and mutually beneficial Indo-Pacific.

Key recommendations are:

  • Identify core and non-core Indo-Pacific priorities and corresponding strengths.
  • Commence a broad-based Indo-Pacific Dialogue including the African Union, China and Russia
  • Develop a scalable cooperation model for critical infrastructure security and digitalisation with partners, designed to reduce dependencies.

The report is part of the FES Asia Regional project ‘Navigating the New Geopolitics of Asia and Global Order of Tomorrow’ exploring wide range of geopolitical and geoeconomic trends across the Asia-Pacific region.


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