Tamkang University, College of International Studies
With the September 2020 issued guidelines "Germany-Europe-Asia: shaping the 21st century together", the German government joined France, the USA and the Indo-Pacific rim-states Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Taiwan to adopt new policy strategies on the Indo-Pacific region. Germany wants to toughen up itself and the European Union (EU) to shape the regional order in partnership with like-minded Indo-Pacific democracies and the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), a natural partner for interregional and a rules-based integration and multilateralism. This policy review explores the essence of Germany's new Indo Pacific guidelines. Since Berlin's input has strongly shaped
the previous EU approaches towards China and Asia, one may expect a significant strategic shift in the overall EU's Asia approach is on the brink.
Tamkang Journal of International Affairs 24(4), p. 171-184