Strategic perspectives on the Indo-Pacific: Paris

This episode explores how France is positioning itself on security issues in the Indo-Pacific region.

Audio Updated 30 March 2021 Published 26 March 2021 11 minute listen

Dr Françoise Nicolas

Senior Research Fellow and Director, Center for Asian Studies, IFRI

Cleo Paskal

Former Associate Fellow, Environment and Society Programme and Asia-Pacific Programme

The Strategic Perspectives on the Indo-Pacific podcast follows the Chatham House research team as it travels to the United States, the United Kingdom, France, India, the Kingdom of Tonga and Japan to talk to strategic and policy experts about how they see the region evolving over the next few years. 

Recorded between September 2019 and March 2020, the series captures trends as they were before COVID-19 and the global lockdown. The research paper, Indo-Pacific strategies, perceptions and partnerships: The view from seven countries, continues the story as it developed over the following year.   

In this episode, recorded in October 2019, the team is in Paris, at the home of the project’s French partner, the Institute Francais des relations internationals, where research lead Cleo Paskal speaks with Dr. Francoise Nicolas.