Indo-Pacific

The Indo-Pacific has emerged as the world’s economic and strategic centre of gravity, in which established and rising powers compete with each other. Learn more about the GIGA’s research, policy exchange and knowledge transfer activities on this mega region, focusing in particular on the perspectives of governmental and non-governmental actors in the region itself.


  • BR24 | Quote | 08/08/2022

    China-Taiwan: Eskalation oder Drohgebärde? Das sagen Experten

    Was bedeuten die chinesischen Militärmanöver um Taiwan? Wie wahrscheinlich ist eine weitere Eskalation der Krise? Einschätzungen zur sicherheitspolitischen Bedeutung. 

    Dr. Johannes Plagemann

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Lecture Series | 30/09/2022

    Franco-German Observatory of the Indo-Pacific

    The Franco-German Observatory invites key actors from the Indo-Pacific to discuss questions of a strategic nature, of economic interdependence and independence, and the expectations the countries of the Indo-Pacific might have towards the “West”. Upcoming lecture by Ambassador Romana Vlahutin and Dr. Maaike Okano-Heijmans.

    Cooperation Event | 06/07/2022

    Engaging in the Indo-Pacific

    The East Asia Institute (EAI), Seoul, and the GIGA co-hosted a seminar titled “Engaging in the Indo-Pacific: German and South Korean Views” on 6 July 2022 at the East Asia Institute conference hall. The panelists held an in-depth discussion on the vision for the Indo-Pacific region, measures for German-South Korean cooperation, and both countries’ strategies for engagement.

    Blog Article | 07/2022

    Biden’s Middle East Policy Contradicts his China Policy

    US President Joe Biden has just completed his first trip to the Middle East. This blog article discusses four global implications of this trip for US Indo-Pacific policy and the China-US rivalry.

    CNBC | Quote | 18/07/2022

    ‘Unprecedented urgency’ may have pushed India and the EU to revive trade talks after 9 years

    GIGA President Professor Amrita Narlikar has shared her expert analysis on the revival of India-EU trade talks in a recent news article for CNBC.

    Devpolicy Blog | 06/2022

    Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific: the Difference is Migration Policy

    Patrick Köllner contributed to the Australian National University's Crawford School of Public Policy's Devpolicy Blog, discussing the differences between Australia and New Zealand's Pacific policies in terms of migration.

    Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

    Blog Article | 05/2022

    America’s Pivot to Asia 2.0: The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

    In this tripartite article, I (first) introduce the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework or IPEF, (second) trace its history and discourse back to Obama's 2011 Pivot to Asia, and (third) I offer seven observations about the visions behind, contradictions within, and challenges ahead of IPEF.

    Political Science | 10/2022

    Australia and New Zealand's Pacific Policy: Aligned, not Alike

    This article examines Australia's and New Zealand's policies towards the (South) Pacific. A context-sensitive, paired comparison reveals significant differences with respect to security and migration policies. These difference exist alongside the many similarities and joint approaches in the two Australasian countries' relations with and policies towards the Pacific.

    Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President


    Research Project | 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2022

    Engaging the Indo-Pacific: German and Korean Perspectives on Regional Cooperation

    A policy-oriented research project bringing together the GIGA and the East Asia Institute in Seoul. The project aims at analysing German/EU and Korean strategies for Indo-Pacific engagement and identifying areas for in-depth consultation, coordination and cooperation.
    Korea Foundation, 2022

    Prof. Dr. Sook-Jong Lee

    Prof. Dr. Yul Sohn

    Prof. Dr. Chaesung Chun

    Research Project | 01/07/2018 - 31/12/2021

    Recalibrating China Policy: Australia and New Zealand in Comparative Perspective

    Australia and New Zealand (NZ) have in recent years been at the forefront of the growing confrontation between the ‘West’ and China. Despite very close economic ties with China, both countries have substantially changed their approaches to dealing with the People’s Republic. This research project contributes to and seeks to advance relevant academic as well as policy-oriented debates on the topic.
    GIGA, 2018-2021

    Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

    Research Project | 01/01/2017 - 01/12/2019

    Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change and State Transformation: Japan in the Global Context

    While East Asia’s and especially China’s economic growth has become a major driving force of global change, developed countries struggle to readjust their social, economic and political institutions to the challenges of financial crises, shrinking populations, and the rising demand for and costs of social welfare. As an economically and technologically highly advanced society, Japan finds itself at the intersection and forefront of these regional and global changes.
    GIGA, Tohoku University Forum for Creativity, 2017-2019

    Dr. Sebastian Maslow

    Prof. Dr. David Chiavacci

    Prof. Dr. Hiroko Takeda

    Dr. Jeremy Breaden

    Prof. Dr. Koichi Hasegawa

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Saori Shibata

    Dr. Paul O'Shea

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Raymond Yamamoto

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Dr. Ra Mason

    Dr. Shogo Suzuki

    Political Science | 10/2022

    Australia and New Zealand's Pacific Policy: Aligned, not Alike

    This article examines Australia's and New Zealand's policies towards the (South) Pacific. A context-sensitive, paired comparison reveals significant differences with respect to security and migration policies. These difference exist alongside the many similarities and joint approaches in the two Australasian countries' relations with and policies towards the Pacific.

    Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

    Devpolicy Blog | 06/2022

    Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific: the Difference is Migration Policy

    Patrick Köllner contributed to the Australian National University's Crawford School of Public Policy's Devpolicy Blog, discussing the differences between Australia and New Zealand's Pacific policies in terms of migration.

    Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

    Blog Article | 05/2022

    America’s Pivot to Asia 2.0: The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

    In this tripartite article, I (first) introduce the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework or IPEF, (second) trace its history and discourse back to Obama's 2011 Pivot to Asia, and (third) I offer seven observations about the visions behind, contradictions within, and challenges ahead of IPEF.

    Blog Article | 03/2022

    What Will Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Mean for China’s Belt and Road?: Exploring the Geoeconomic Implications for China's BRI and other Eurasian Economic and Infrastructure Initiatives.

    Exploring the geoeconomic implications for China's BRI and other Eurasian economic and infrastructure initiatives

    Blog Article | 03/2022

    The European Union’s Conceptualization of Maritime Security

    Marianne Péron-Doise

    Dr. Christian Wirth

    Research Fellow

    Lecture Series | 30/09/2022

    Franco-German Observatory of the Indo-Pacific

    The Franco-German Observatory invites key actors from the Indo-Pacific to discuss questions of a strategic nature, of economic interdependence and independence, and the expectations the countries of the Indo-Pacific might have towards the “West”. Upcoming lecture by Ambassador Romana Vlahutin and Dr. Maaike Okano-Heijmans.

    Cooperation Event | 06/07/2022

    Engaging in the Indo-Pacific

    The East Asia Institute (EAI), Seoul, and the GIGA co-hosted a seminar titled “Engaging in the Indo-Pacific: German and South Korean Views” on 6 July 2022 at the East Asia Institute conference hall. The panelists held an in-depth discussion on the vision for the Indo-Pacific region, measures for German-South Korean cooperation, and both countries’ strategies for engagement.

    Cooperation Event | 27/04/2022

    Regional Conference on Asian Scripts

    GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar contributed to the event as moderator and speaker. As a follow-up to the SCRIPTS conference in February, Prof. Narlikar shared her analyses on the liberal script in Asia, also in light of current developments, the Russian aggression, and Europe’s relation to the Indo-Pacific region, with a high-level panel of foreign policy practitioners and scholars.

    BR24 | Quote | 08/08/2022

    China-Taiwan: Eskalation oder Drohgebärde? Das sagen Experten

    Was bedeuten die chinesischen Militärmanöver um Taiwan? Wie wahrscheinlich ist eine weitere Eskalation der Krise? Einschätzungen zur sicherheitspolitischen Bedeutung. 

    Dr. Johannes Plagemann

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    CNBC | Quote | 18/07/2022

    ‘Unprecedented urgency’ may have pushed India and the EU to revive trade talks after 9 years

    GIGA President Professor Amrita Narlikar has shared her expert analysis on the revival of India-EU trade talks in a recent news article for CNBC.

    Solomon Times | Article | 21/06/2022

    Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific: the Difference is Migration Policy

    Patrick Köllner's contribution to the Devpolicy blog, Australian National University, was carried by the Solomon Times, Honiara.

    Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

    21/09/2022

    Potential and Opportunities for Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific between India, Germany and the EU

    Observer Research Foundation New Delhi: 21/09/2022

    04/09/2022

    The Freedom of Navigation: Toward a Genealogical History of the Geopolitics of the International Law of the Sea

    European International Studies Association Prague: 04/09/2022

    31/08/2022

    Franco-German Observatory of the Indo-Pacific

    Patrick Köllner organised and co-moderated the Franco-German Observatory of the Indo-Pacific webinar on New Zealand's Indo-Pacific dilemmas, featuring Prof David Capie (Victoria University Wellington) as speaker.

    President

    Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar is President of the GIGA. Her research focuses on international negotiations, economic statecraft, and multilateralism. She has a special interest in India, Asia, and the BRICS.

    Office of the President

    Notification

    Sign up to receive email notifications about GIGA activities

    Social Media

    Follow us