Europe’s interest in Asian security dynamics is growing. Beyond the mechanised ritual of summitry and academic seminars, an increasingly outward looking security community in Europe is interested in a more nuanced and granular understanding of Asia. And, while Europe’s past is not necessarily Asia’s future, there are important lessons for policy practitioners in the intersection of nationalism and conflict prevention.
It is this growing confluence of interests and outlook between Asia and Europe that gave impetus for the revival of the Asian Conflicts Report (ACR), which was originally established by the Council for Asian Terrorism Research (CATR). The GCSP is pleased to become the new institutional home for the ACR, and are committed to building on the strong network of security scholars and practitioners that are the foundation of the wider international security community created by the CATR.