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Germany and Europe in the Indo-Pacific: Balancing Economic and Strategic Interests
Dr Frederick Kliem Adjunct Fellow
Dr Frederick Kliem
With its Indo-Pacific Guidelines, Germany demonstrated determination to overcome its reluctance to engage in foreign and security policy beyond its neighbourhood. This research project will anlayse Berlin’s strategic objectives in the Indo-Pacific region, its opportunities and limitations. Germany’s hard power capabilities are limited. But Berlin seeks to capitalise on its strength by contributing to the region’s multilateral architecture and working with local partners on non-traditional security challenges. Strategically, especially pertaining to China, Berlin faces manifold challenges: it must balance national interests with the demands of a normatively conscious public and an industrial lobby that seeks economic opportunities; the US seeks to instrumentalise Germany’s China policy; and Berlin must embed its approach within a European framework and reconcile own objectives with a diverse set of EU partners. Deliverables include a book and several seminars and papers.
|Theme:||Conflict and Stability / Country and Region Studies / General / International Politics and Security / Maritime Security / Non-Traditional Security / Regionalism and Multilateralism|
|Region:||East Asia and Asia Pacific / Europe / South Asia / Southeast Asia and ASEAN|