FES brings together thought leaders from Asia and Europe to discuss the role of the European Union in the Indo-Pacific. The Indo-Pacific is widely considered to be the most important geopolitical theatre of the 21st century. The future international order, security, trade and the global economy will be decisively shaped by developments in this region. The launch of Indo-Pacific strategies and guidelines by France, Germany and the Netherlands and conclusions by the EU foreign ministers speak to the strategic relevance of this vast space stretching from the east coast of Africa to the Pacific island states. Our FES experts and partners discuss the EU’s role in the region and share their understanding of the nuances.