The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has aroused the strong condemnation of world public opinion and the vast majority of States. However, as the vote of the United Nations General Assembly on March 2 showed, the situation is much more plural in Asia. This session will analyse the posture of key Asian actors such as China, India and Japan, the Central Asian former Soviet republics of Central Asia and the ASEAN countries in the face of this conflict. The possible implications of the war in Ukraine for the security of Asia will also be discussed, with special reference to hot spots such as the Taiwan Strait.


  • Carlota García Encina, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute | @EncinaCharlie
  • Mario Esteban, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute | @wizma9
  • Ana Ballesteros, Associate Senior Researcher at CIDOB and at the Observatory of Politics and Elections in the Arab and Muslim World (OPEMAM) | @AnaBalPei
  • Francisco Olmos, Research Fellow en el Foreign Policy Centre de Londres
  • Emilio de Miguel, Ambassador at Large for the Indo-Pacific and Director, Centro Casa Asia-Madrid

Moderator: Rafael Bueno, Politics, Society and Education Director, Casa Asia

  • The event will be held in Spanish without simultaneous translation
  • Free registration on Casa Asia’s website