A Southeast Asian Perspective
Paper series - Europe in the Indo-Pacific Hub
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.
Edited by Paul van Hooft - The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS)