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Panel Discussion: Towards a Pacific World Order?

Political and economic developments in the Asia-Pacific and their implications for global politics and German foreign policy

The discussion focussed on the political and economic development in East and Southeast Asia and its implications for the rest of the world. From an economic viewpoint, the region already represents almost 60% of the worldwide gross domestic product. Similarly, the region is increasingly gaining importance concerning politico-security aspects.



Robert Hetkämper, long standing ARD East and Southeast Asia correspondent and fomer head of the ARD television studio in Singapore


Prof. Amrita Narlikar, President of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg

Dr. Volker Stanzel, former German Ambassador to China and Japan

Dr. Michael Reiterer, Senior Advisor, Asia and Pacific Department, European External Action Service

Prof. Jürgen Rüland, Professor for International Politics at the Universität Freiburg and long standing expert for Southeast Asia