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June 24, 9:00-17:00 & June 25, 9:00-13:30, 2015  Venue:CIGS Meeting Room3

Global Allies: Comparing Alliances in Europe and Asia

On June 24 & 25, 2015, CIGS hosted a workshop “Global Allies: Comparing Alliances in Europe and Asia” with a co-organizer, The Australian National University (ANU).


  • Program(PDF:203KB)

    Outline of the workshop(PDF:249KB)
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  • Welcome Remarks


    • Kunihiko Miyake, Research Director, CIGS
      Michael Wesley, Director, Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs, Australian National University
      Zsolt Rabai, NATO Public Diplomacy Division  
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    Keynote Address


    • Michael Wesley, Director, Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs, Australian National University
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    Panel 1: Lynchpin Allies: Germany and Japan


    • Markus Kaim, Senior Fellow, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
      "Lynchpin Ally Germany?"
      Presentation Slides(PDF:108KB)
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    • Ken Jimbo, Senior Research Fellow, CIGS
      "U.S.-Japan Alliance under the New Defense Cooperation Guideline"
      Presentation Slides(PDF:4803KB)
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    Panel 2: Maritime Allies: Norway and Australia


    • Wrenn Yennie Lindgren, Junior Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
      "Norway and NATO"
      Presentation Slides(PDF:1766KB)
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    • William T. Tow, Professor, Australian National University
      "Global Allies - Comparing Alliances in Europe and Asia: The Australian Dimension"
      Presentation Slides(PDF:489KB)
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    Panel 3: Entrepreneurial Allies: Denmark and South Korea


    • Kristian Soby Kristensen, Senior Researcher, Centre for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen
      "Entrepreneurial Allies: Denmark's fight against irrelevance"
      Presentation Slides(PDF:799KB)

      Youngshik Bong, Asan Institute, Seoul
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    Allies at the Crossroads: Poland and Thailand


    • Witold Rodkiewicz, Centre for Eastern Studies, Warsaw
      "Poland as an ally"
      Presentation Slides(PDF:151KB)
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    • Kitti Prasirtsuk, Thammasat University, Bangkok
      "An Ally at the Crossroads: The Thailand Case"
      Presentation Slides(PDF:612KB)
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    Open Discussion on Three Key Project Questions


    • Chaired by Zsolt Rabai, Program officer, NATO Public Diplomacy Division
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    Summary of Workshop Results and Planning for Workshop II


    • Zsolt Rabai, Program officer, NATO Public Diplomacy Division