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A Southeast Asian Perspective

03 Sep 2023 - 10:42
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Towards a Sustainable and Meaningful European Naval Presence in the Indo-Pacific Region: A Southeast Asian Perspective

2021 was a bumper harvest year for European naval presence in the Indo-Pacific. Given the extant uncertainties surrounding the war in Ukraine that could cast doubts in the Indo-Pacific about the durability of this presence, this paper proposes maintaining the status quo of European powers flying their national flags while representing a general form of European naval presence in the Indo-Pacific at least for the time being.


The authors

Collin Koh

Edited by Paul van Hooft - The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS)