Heine Discusses New Journal Issue on Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific

On April 7, 2022, Ambassador Jorge Heine, Research Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, took part in a webinar hosted by Buenos Aires think tank La Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (CRIES) titled “Of Dragons, Eagles and Bears: New Narratives and the Indo-Pacific.”

The webinar marked the launch of a special edition of the journal Pensamiento Propio devoted to the geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific in which Heine published an article titled “Entre el Asia y el IndoPacífico: sobre mapas, imaginarios y vocaciones de política exterior (Between Asia and the Indo-Pacific: On Maps, imaginaries and vocations of foreign policy). In his article, Heine discusses the global shift in attention towards the Indo-Pacific in recent years, with new security agreements such as AUKUS focussing attention on the region. These have fundamentally reshaped the changing international order, in which Heine says Asia has come to occupy a central place in the minds of geopolitical strategists.

A recording of the event can be viewed below. The full issue of Pensamiento Propio can be read on CRIES’s website.

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007) and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more on him here.