European Naval Presence in the Indo-Pacific Region
Paper series - Europe in the Indo-Pacific Hub
Analysis of and Recommendations for European Naval Presence in the Indo-Pacific Region
It has come under our observation that the world’s economic and political centre of gravity continues to shift towards the Indo-Pacific with China playing a dominant role in areas such as trade, military, and technology. Another evident observation is that American supremacy has declined relatively in the region. These changes pose a new challenge for most European countries whose economic future and geopolitical relevance are inextricably linked to developments in the region.
The “EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific” could be launched as an official strategy in 2021.
Edited by Paul van Hooft - The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS)