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|