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Eva Pejsova joined the EUISS in January 2014. She works on the Asia-Pacific region, following security developments in East Asia, EU-Asia relations and maritime security issues. She also manages regular dialogues with EU’s strategic partners in Asia and coordinates the EU membership at the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP).
Eva holds a PhD in Strategic Studies from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore, with a focus on maritime cooperation in Asia and China-Japan relations. With a degree in Japanese and International Relations, she has previously worked with the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the office of the French prime minister, the OECD and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).
Her research interests focus mostly on maritime and security cooperation in East Asia, including regional cooperative mechanisms, sovereignty disputes, as well as overall questions of good governance and environmental security. In view of promoting the EU’s security role in Asia, she also deals with questions of regional integration, multilateralism and confidence-building in Northeast and South-East Asia.
20June 2014By Eva Pejsova
As skirmishes over sovereignty and boundary delimitations in the South China Sea continue, its rich marine natural environment and resources are suffering. This Alert stresses the need for good governance and cooperation at sea, highlighting the direct link between negative socio-economic impacts of environmental degradation, domestic stability and regional security.
21March 2014By Eva Pejsova
At a time of heightened tensions in East Asia – largely the result of competing territorial claims – this Alert seeks to highlight the importance of multilateral platforms and various informal mechanisms (‘track-two’ diplomacy) in maintaining stability and managing potential crises in the region.