VOSSE, Wilhelm M.
Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
|Presentation Theme||EU-Japan Cooperation in Cybersecurity and Internet Governance: The new focus on the Indo-Paciﬁc|
|Conference||International Political Science Association World Congress|
|Promoters||International Political Science Association (IPSA)|
|Presentation Type||Panelist at Symposium/Workshop (Appointed)|
|Details||In the last two decades, cyberspace has become a contentious space. On the one hand, there has been a signiﬁcant increase of severe cyber attacks on critical information infrastructure (CII), which has made highly industrialized countries much more vulnerable, while broadening the attack vector of countries, that so far only had limited military capabilities. On the other hand, internet governance has become a contested area of policy-making between countries which advocate a free and open internet versus those who advocate internet sovereignty. Since 2019, Japan and Europe have intensiﬁed their strategic cooperation with the EU-Japan SPA, and the protection of the free and open internet and a shared concern for the growing inﬂuence of US and Chinese tech giants were a trigger for their ﬁrst initiative on connectivity. This paper argues that the focus of the still nascent Indo-Paciﬁc “security order” should be extended from traditional, predominantly maritime, security concerns to include information and digital security. This reﬂects the growing awareness that the European and Asian, but also the Indo-Paciﬁc security order is potentially undermined by information technology and an AI duopoly, and attempts to broaden the concept “security order” to “cyber security order” to defend and extend the liberal order through cooperation with Indian and Asian partners through investment, technology exchange, and capacity building.|
|URL for researchmap||https://wc2021.ipsa.org/wc/panel/japanese-external-relations-outside-east-asia|