Event Report

JIIA Webinar: The Political Impact of European Military Presence in the Indo-Pacific

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On November 8, 2021, the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) held a Zoom webinar on "The Political Impact of European Military Presence in the Indo-Pacific". Experts from France, Germany, and the United Kingdom were invited to discuss how the background and political implications of European countries strengthening their military presence in the Indo-Pacific, including a succession of naval deployments this year, should best be understood. A large number of viewers attended the session, and a lively question and answer session ensued.

Opening Remarks: Ms. Tomiko Ichikawa, Director General, JIIA
Chair: Prof. Ken Endo, Hokkaido University/JIIA Adjunct Fellow
Speakers: Dr. Antoine Bondaz, Research Fellow, FRS
  Dr. phil. Alexandra Sakaki, Senior Associate, SWP
Ms. Cleo Paskal, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
Discussant: Prof. Michito Tsuruoka, Keio University