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    Lynn Kuok on European interests, regional conflicts, and great power rivalries in the Indo-Pacific

    Over the past decades, the world’s economic and geopolitical centre of gravity has been shifting towards the Indo-Pacific. The region plays a crucial role in addressing global challenges such as climate change, arms control, cyber security, and emerging technologies.

    At the same time, it has become the neuralgic center of territorial conflicts with global scope. How do great power rivalries in the South China Sea affect international security? What are the underlying interests of European actors and their engagement in the region? What are the expectations associated with such an engagement? These are a some of the questions that were discussed during the 177th Bergedorf Round Table, attended by 35 high-ranking politicians, government officials, and representatives of think tanks, academia and media from the Indo-Pacific region and from Germany, Europe (EU as well as non-EU states), China and the United States. Diana Huth met with an expert on international security, Lynn Kuok, who is not only a Munich Young Leader, but also participant of Körber-Stiftung’s 177th Bergedorf Round Table and the 10th BerlinForum. She is a researcher, teacher, speaker, and analyst, working as the Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security with the International Institute for Strategic Studies and as a visiting professor at Georgetown University. She believes that European states should commit to a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific. 

    Note: This episode is in English

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