The Quad, Indo-Pacific and Implications for Europe
Center for Asian Studies at Stockholm School of Economics & the Asia Programme at UI: Seminar on Asia.
Against the backdrop of increased geopolitical tension in the region, the Quad – a platform for cooperation between Australia, India, Japan and the United States - has evolved from being security centered, to a flexible format for addressing issues of resilient supply chains, vaccines, tech and climate change. A development that is closely related to new ways of organizing international relations in face of an increasingly multipolar world. In response to these new dynamics nations and regional organizations are strategizing on how to position themselves in the Indo-Pacific. Latest in line is the EU, which on April 16, 2021, published its Council conclusions on an EU strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.
To highlight these events, on April 9, 2021, the Center for Asian Studies at the Stockholm School of Economics and the Asia programme at the Swedish Institute for International Affairs held what was possibly the first Swedish public conversation on the Quad. Brining in perspectives on the Quad from EU, India, and Japan, as well as the areas for tech cooperation within the Quad, the following panelists were invited to share their insights:
Drs. Birgitte Dekker, Research Fellow EU and Global Affairs, the Clingendael Institute
Dr. Garima Mohan, Fellow, Asia Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Professor Yoichiro Sato, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
To learn the panelists’ three main takeaways from the webinar discussion, watch the above video.
The webinar was moderated by Dr. Henrik Chetan Aspengren, Acting Head of Programme and Research Fellow, UI.
This seminar was jointly organized by the Center for Asian Studies at Stockholm School of Economics and the Asia Programme at The Swedish Institute of International Affairs.