Last week, I was interviewed by Iskander Rehman, the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, on behalf of the South China Sea Monitor, which is published by the Observer Research Foundation – one of the leading think tanks in New Delhi. The subject of the interview was the economic, political and strategic interests of the European Union in the wider Indo-Pacific region, and how Europeans should interact with the region’s powers over the coming years.
Topics discussed include:
- The consequences of policies favoured by European isolationists, who think Europeans can stay out of Indo-Pacific geopolitics;
- Cuts in European military spending, and the potential consequences over the longer term;
- How and why the European Union can and should become more involved in the Indo-Pacific space;
- What the British and French – as the leading European military powers – can and should do to protect European interests and augment their allies in the region;
- How the sale of European arms to some Indo-Pacific powers could be beneficial to the wider peace.
• Please click here to read the report (see from page 10).