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Report Launch: Europe’s Security Role in the Indo-Pacific

June 26, 2024 • 3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT

Please join the CSIS Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program and the CSIS Japan Chair on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 3pm EDT for a discussion of a joint report titled Europe’s Security Role in the Indo-Pacific: Making It Meaningful. The conversation will include Max Bergmann, Director of the CSIS Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program and Stuart Center, Christopher B. Johnstone, Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, and Dr. Lily McElwee, Deputy Director and Fellow with the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies. 

The Biden administration has long sought to focus Europe’s attention on the rising challenge posed by China in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. On a range of fronts and through multiple vehicles, including the Group of Seven (G7), Washington has worked with European and Indo-Pacific partners to build an agenda to reduce critical dependencies on China and build the capacity to resist economic coercion. However, despite Washington’s pressure on Europe to focus on China’s economic challenge, it has been less clear what the United States seeks from Europe militarily in the Indo-Pacific region—other than “more.” This report examines Europe's strategic dilemma and perspective from the Indo-Pacific, explores potential military engagement vehicles for Europe in the region, and provides recommendations for what the United States should seek from its European allies in terms of regional interests. 

This event is online-only.  

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS. 

Max Bergmann
Director, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program and Stuart Center
Lily McElwee
Deputy Director and Fellow, Freeman Chair in China Studies