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.

Indo-Pacific

  • GIGA Focus Asia | 6/2023

    The Indo-Pacific: Confidence-Building in Times of Growing Conflict Potential

    Growing geopolitical rivalries, military modernisation, and related developments could lead to the escalation of simmering conflicts in the Indo-Pacific. Regional powers and actors should enhance existing Confidence-Building Measures to increase stability. Europe should assist them.

    Wolfgang Rudischhauser

    Former Diplomat in Residence and Fellow

    GIGA Focus Asia | 4/2023

    Rediscovering the Pacific: Possibilities of German Cooperation

    The Pacific Islands region is increasingly on Germany’s foreign policy radar. This Focus examines the challenges faced by this world region, takes stock of extant ties with Germany, and discusses possible future key areas of cooperation here.

    Wolfgang Rudischhauser

    Wolfgang Rudischhauser

    Former Diplomat in Residence and Fellow


    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

    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


    Monograph | Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. | 01/2024

    Monitoring des Asiatisch-Pazifischen Forschungsraums (APRA): Demographische Herausforderungen, Fachkräftebedarf und -migration im Asiatisch-Pazifischen Raum

    Dieser Bericht befasst sich mit den Fragen demographischer Herausforderungen, des Fachkräftebedarfs sowie der Migration von Fachkräften im asiatisch-pazifischen Raum.

    Henning Kroll

    Dr. Christian Schäfer

    Naomi Knüttgen

    Monograph | Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. | 01/2024

    Monitoring des Asiatisch-Pazifischen Forschungsraums (APRA): Länderbericht ASEAN mit Schwerpunkt Malaysia und Thailand

    Dieser Bericht befasst sich mit aktuellen wissenschaftlich-technologischen Entwicklungen in den ASEAN-Ländern. Hierbei werden vor allem aktuelle Entwicklungen in Malaysia und Thailand dargestellt. Übergreifend werden aber auch jene in allen weiteren ASEAN-Ländern betrachtet, um den dort ebenfalls teils sehr dynamisch voranschreitenden Kompetenzaufbau angemessen zu erfassen.

    Henning Kroll

    Dr. Christian Schäfer

    Naomi Knüttgen

    GIGA Focus Asia | 6/2023

    The Indo-Pacific: Confidence-Building in Times of Growing Conflict Potential

    Growing geopolitical rivalries, military modernisation, and related developments could lead to the escalation of simmering conflicts in the Indo-Pacific. Regional powers and actors should enhance existing Confidence-Building Measures to increase stability. Europe should assist them.

    Wolfgang Rudischhauser

    Former Diplomat in Residence and Fellow

    GIGA Focus Asia | 4/2023

    Rediscovering the Pacific: Possibilities of German Cooperation

    The Pacific Islands region is increasingly on Germany’s foreign policy radar. This Focus examines the challenges faced by this world region, takes stock of extant ties with Germany, and discusses possible future key areas of cooperation here.

    Panel discussion | 07/02/2024

    South Korea, India, and the Emerging Quad Plus Calculus

    South Korea, India, and the Emerging Quad Plus Calculus, Online Event Organisers: Institute for Security & Development Policy, Korea Foundation Mahima Duggal (Panelist)

    What modes of engagement can we envision between South Korea and the Quad? While the Quad is not yet ready to become a Quint, expanding functional cooperation through adaptive engagement that suits the flexible structure of the Quad can be crucial.

    Cooperation Event | 12/03/2024

    Franco-German Observatory of the Indo-Pacific

    Franco-German Observatory of the Indo-Pacific, Online event Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Center for International Studies, SciencesPo Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner (Moderator), Prof. Dr. David Camroux (Moderator)

    Patrick Köllner co-moderated the 22nd Franco-German Observatory of the Indo-Pacific webinar "The Origins and Prospects of Lithuania‘s Indo-Pacific Strategy", featuring Associate Professor Linas Didvalis, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania.

    Prof. Dr. David Camroux

    Center for International Studies, SciencesPo

    Cooperation Event | 02/11/2023

    German-New Zealand Diplomatic Relations at 70: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead

    German-New Zealand Diplomatic Relations at 70: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead, Online Event Organisers: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, German Asia-Pacific Business Association, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner (Organiser, Chair, Speaker)

    This webinar, organized by GIGA Vice President Patrick Köllner, discusses the state and perspectives of Germany-New Zealand relations on the occasion of 70 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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