Center for Asia-Pacific Strategy and Security



Research Project: The Significance of China's Rise as a Great Power

China Symbolbild 1  ISPK-LogoChina's rise is changing the international order. This change has political, economic, and military aspects, and its effects can be seen on every continent.

From a European perspective, China's rise offers new opportunities for trans-Eurasian cooperation, but also poses some fundamental challenges for European states and the EU. These relate, for example, to the protection of economic and technological interests, but also touch on the problem of fundamentally different values between Western liberal democracies and China's Leninist-led, authoritarian party-state. In the area of security policy, on the other hand, we can observe increasing rivalry between China and the USA as well as growing cooperation between China and Russia. Both have at least indirect repercussions for Germany and Europe. However, China's military rise has a particular impact on the threat perceptions of various littoral states in the Asia-Pacific region.

The aim of our research project is to examine these diverse changes, challenges and opportunities with regard to their strategic implications for Germany and Europe. Several subprojects of the Asia-Pacific Strategic Development Department are dedicated to this task, each with different questions and methods.

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Jahrbuch Terrorismus

Das Jahrbuch enthält eine umfangreiche Datensammlung sowie Analysen zu terroristischen Brennpunkten.

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Cover The Decline of European Naval Forcest

Conceptualizing Naval and Maritime Strategy

This book brings together experts from the United States, Europe, and Asia to reflect on how maritime and naval strategy is conceptualised and how it has been used.

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Cover Assessing Chinas...

Assessing China's Naval Power

Technological Innovation, Economic Constraints, and Strategic Implications.

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Cover Stabilisierungseinsaetze

Stabilisierungseinsätze als gesamtstaatliche Aufgabe

Erfahrungen und Lehren aus dem deutschen Afghanistaneinsatz zwischen Staatsaufbau und Aufstandsbewältigung (COIN).

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