The Role of Europe in East Asian Strategic and Territorial Issues
François Godement, Director, Asia and China Programme; Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
Chair: John Swenson-Wright, Head, Asia Programme, Chatham House
The speaker will argue that the European Union’s position on the territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas revolves around respect for international law, freedom of navigation and avoidance of the use of force. In light of the EU’s ongoing weapons exports to the region, he will discuss the question of whether Europe could play a more active role, either through balancing military strengths within the region or by reducing military exports.
This event is funded by the Nippon Foundation and held in partnership with them and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.
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