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Online panel discussion of East and Southeast Asian responses to the Russian War on Ukraine


The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the US- and EU-led response to it are watershed events in global affairs with far-reaching political and economic implications for East and Southeast Asian stability. Governments in these regions have largely sided with the USA and the EU in the General Assembly of the United Nations; however, due to historically rooted and strategic reasons, most Southeast Asian governments did not join their efforts in sanctioning Russia. This online panel discussion will provide a critical assessment of the responses of countries across East and Southeast Asia. It features panelists Hee Kyoung Chang (Korea), Kasira Cheeppensook (ASEAN), Manuel R. Enverga III (Philippines), DIJ researcher David M. Malitz (Japan), Surachanee Sriyai (Thailand), Patrick Ziegenhain (Indonesia) as well as Claudia Derichs (moderation) and welcome remarks by DIJ director Franz Waldenberger and Nele Noesselt (director, IN-EAST). The panel is jointly organised by the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen (IN-EAST), the DIJ, the Chair of Transregional Southeast Asian Studies at Humboldt University Berlin, and the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. It takes place on Tuesday, April 26, 19-21h JST. Details and registration here