Transatlantic cooperation on the Indo-Pacific

Published by Chatham House

Transatlantic Cooperation

The transatlantic partners recognise the need to make their Indo-Pacific policies and strategies more coherent and effective. Opportunities exist for a Europe–US ‘division of labour’ across the Indo-Pacific, based on factors such as existing diplomatic and economic ties, geographical presence or thematic expertise. Meanwhile, ‘minilateral’ initiatives like the G7, the Quad and AUKUS have the potential to become more influential forums and synergies between them would reduce duplication of effort via new structures. This paper explores the factors enabling or inhibiting transatlantic cooperation, before outlining the priorities, partners and platforms for European and US engagement on and in the Indo-Pacific.

Chatham House Briefing: Transatlantic Cooperation on the Indo-Pacific, by Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, Veerle Nouwens, Alice Billon-Galland, Andrew Cainey, and Dr Gareth Price, 17 November 2022