Soft Balancing? The Czech Republic's Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific


Dr Alica Kizeková is a Senior Researcher and head of the Asia-Pacific Unit at the Institute of International Relations (IIR) in Prague. Previously, she was an adviser to the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic (2015-2017), director of the Department of Asian Studies at the Metropolitan University of Prague (2014-2015), and a Visiting Fellow at Nanyang Technical University in Singapore. Her professional interests include regionalism, multilateralism, geopolitics, democratization, soft balancing, great power relations and security in Central Europe, Central Asia and the Indo-Pacific region. Her study, Soft Balancing in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, is to be published by Routledge in 2024. 

Chairs & Moderation:
Dr David Camroux is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the CERI and an Adjunct Professor at Sciences Po.

Dr Andreas Ufen is a Senior Research Fellow at GIGA. 
They are both co-editors of the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs

Scientific coordinators : Christophe Jaffrelot, Sciences Po-CERI / CNRS, David Camroux, Sciences Po - CERI, Patrick Köllner, GIGA and Amrita Narlikar, GIGA.


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