Cleo Paskal is a non-resident senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (Washington D.C.), focusing on the Indo-Pacific region. Cleo works with academia, government, the defense community and others in order to better understand, explain, anticipate and resolve today’s complex challenges. She is particularly interested in the strategic implications of the intersection of geopolitical, geoeconomic, and geophysical change. Cleo Paskal’s affiliations include: Visiting Fellow, Centre d’études et de recherches internationales de l’Université de Montréal (CÉRIUM); Senior Fellow, Usanas Foundation (India); International Board of Advisors, Global Counter Terrorism Council (India). She has lectured or briefed at a wide range of organisations, including: the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, UK; Royal College of Defence Studies, UK; US Department of State; US Army War College; US Air Force; US National Guard; Center for Homeland Defense & Security (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey); Inter-American Defense Board; National Defence College, India; National Defence College, Oman; German Foreign Office; Centre for National Security Studies (Canadian Forces College); Global Affairs Canada; the European Union; and NATO. She is widely published in the academic and popular press and she led Chatham House’s project on perceptions of strategic shifts in the Indo-Pacific from the points of view of India, the US, Japan, Oceania, the UK, France and China. Her books include the award-winning Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map and the best-selling Spielball Erde.
- Pacific Islands
Cleo Paskal, “Indo-Pacific strategies, perceptions and partnerships: The view from seven countries,”(Chatham House, 2021).
Cleo Paskal, “Oceania and Canada: Building Bridges in the Free and Open Indo-Pacific,”(Canadian Global Affairs Institute, 2021). In French.
Cleo Paskal, “How the Pacific Islands Forum Fell Apart,” (The Diplomat, 2021).
Cleo Paskal, “From Trump to Biden Monograph: India,” (Foundation for Defense of Democracies, 2021).
Cleo Paskal, “Protection from China’s Comprehensive National Power Requires Comprehensive National Defence,”(Kalinga Institute of Indo-Pacific Studies, 2020).