How will the new administration impact US Indo-Pacific strategy and China policy?
Areas of expertise
Japanese foreign relations, security and defense policy, Japan’s strategy in the Indo-Pacific region, EU-Japan relations
German, English, Greek, French (conversational), Japanese (conversational)
Dr. Elli-Katharina Pohlkamp is a Visiting Fellow of the Asia Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. She previously worked as a Japan Analyst based in Munich, as a Policy Fellow at the Progressives Zentrum Berlin and as a Japan Fellow at Agora Strategy Group, where she focused on EU-Japan relations and Japanese foreign policy and security in East Asia.
She also was a Research Assistant and a Forum Ebenhausen-Scholar at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP Berlin) and worked at the German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo, as a PhD Scholar.
She holds a PhD from the University of Tübingen, Germany, and has published widely on topics related to Japan’s foreign- and security policy, Sino-Japanese relations and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
Shinzo Abe’s aggressive and successful diplomacy has helped make Japan a pillar of liberal democracy and a beneficiary of the rules-based international order. His successor has vowed to protect these interests.