Michael Reiterer

Senior Research Associate

e-Mail: wiiw@wiiw.ac.at
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Michael Reiterer is Senior Research Associate at wiiw. He is also Distinguished Professor at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG), editor of the CSDS Policy Brief series, Adjunct Professor at Webster University, Vienna; Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali ‘Guido Carli’ (LUISS) Rome; University of Innsbruck (venia in international politics); Associate Fellow, Global Fellowship Initiative at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). He holds Diplomas in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University, Bologna Centre (1979) and the Graduate Institute for International Studies, Geneva (1985).

Prof. Dr. Michael Reiterer is a former Ambassador (ret.) extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the European Union to the Republic of Korea (2017-2020), to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein (2007-2011); Minister/Deputy Head of Mission at the EU Delegation to Japan (2002-2006), ASEM Counsellor (1998-2002); in the Austrian service he was Counsellor and Minister-Counsellor at the Austrian Missions to the GATT and the EU respectively as well as Deputy Trade Commissioner for West Africa and Japan.

Austria, Vienna

External Publications

Articles in refereed journals
  • 'EU security interests in the Korean Peninsula', The Defence Horizon Journal, 19 February 2021
  • 'The EU Defending Global Governance, the Liberal International Order, Providing Security: The Relevance for the Asia Pacific', Asia-Pacific Journal of EU Studies, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-17
  • 'The Regional Architecture in Asia and the Role of Japan: a Potential for Cooperation with the EU?', IL POLITICO: rivista italiana di scienze politiche: LXXXI, 2, 2016, 2016, pp. 109-120
  • 'The NAPCI in the Volatile Security Environment of North-East Asia: Which Role for the European Union?', in: Steven Blockmans and Ramses A. Wessel (eds), European Foreign Affairs Review, Volume 20, Issue 4, December 2015, pp. 573–589
  • 'Orchestrating multilateralism: Cases of EU and East-Asian inter-regional engagement' (with Thomas Henökl), in: Cristina Blanco Sío-López (eds), Regions and Cohesion, Volume 5, Issue 3, December 2015, pp. 83–108
  • 'The Role of Culture in EU-China Relations ', in: Steven Blockmans and Ramses A. Wessel (eds), European Foreign Affairs Review, Volume 19, Special Issue, August 2014, pp. 135–153
  • 'The EU’s Comprehensive Approach to Security in Asia', in: Steven Blockmans and Ramses A. Wessel (eds), European Foreign Affairs Review, Volume 19, Issue 1, February 2014, pp. 1–21
  • 'The regional context of EU-China relations: The view from the EU', in: Nicola Casarini (eds), Brussels – Beijing: changing the game?, ISS Report No. 14, February 2013, pp. 75-79
  • 'From the (French) Mediterranean Union to the (European) Barcelona Process: The ‘Union for the Mediterranean’ as Part of the European Neighbourhood Policy', in: Steven Blockmans and Ramses A. Wessel (eds), European Foreign Affairs Review, Volume 14, Issue 3, August 2009, pp. 313-456
  • 'Interregionalism as a New Diplomatic Tool: The EU and East Asia', in: Steven Blockmans and Ramses A. Wessel (eds), European Foreign Affairs Review, Volume 11, Issue 2, April 2006, pp. 223-243
  • 'The Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM): The Importance of the Fourth ASEM Summit in the Light of 11 September', in: Steven Blockmans and Ramses A. Wessel (eds), European Foreign Affairs Review, Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2002, pp. 133-152
  • 'ASEM — The Third Summit in Seoul 2000: A Roadmap to Consolidate the Partnership between Asia and Europe', in: Steven Blockmans and Ramses A. Wessel (eds), European Foreign Affairs Review, Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2001, pp. 1-30
Books (Monographs and editorship)
  • Asia and Europe: Do They Meet? Reflections on the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM), World Scientific/Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Singapore, 2002
  • Die Rechtsordnung des GATT aus völkerrechtlicher Sicht / GATT from an International Law Perspective (with Wolfgang Benedek), Michael Reiterer (eds), Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht, Veröffentlichungen des Max-Planck-Instituts für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1990
  • The Protection of Refugees by Their State of Asylum (Abhandlung zu Flüchtlingsfragen, vol. XVI), Wilhelm Braumüller Universitätsverlag, Vienna, 1984
Articles in books
  • 'The European Union and regional integration in Northeast Asia', in: Nicola Casarini, Antonio Fiori, Nam-Kook Kim, Jae-Seung Lee and Ramon Pacheco Pardo (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Europe–Korea Relations, Chapter 23, Routledge, December 2021
  • 'Security governance in regional and global governance – Japan and the EU', in: Eiji Ogawa, Kolja Raube, Camille Van der Vorst, Dimitri Vanoverbeke and Jan Wouters (eds), Japan, the European Union and Global Governance, Chapter 9, Leuven Global Governance series, Edward Elgar Publishing, March 2021, pp. 178-200
  • 'Preventive Diplomacy and Crisis Management in EU-Korea Security Relations' (with Hae-Won Jun), in: Nicola Casarini (eds), EU–Korea Security Relations (1st Edition), Chapter 5, Routledge, 25 February 2021, pp. 98-119
  • 'The EU’s Engagement in the Asia-Pacific Region', in: Gilles Grin, Françoise Nicod and Eva Paul (eds), Europe in the World – L’Europe dans le monde, Debates and Documents Collection, issue 14, Lausanne, Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe, February 2020, pp. 112-129
  • 'The EU’s engagement in the Asia-Pacific region', in: Ludovica Marchi and Balossi Restelli (eds), The European Union and Myanmar: Interactions via ASEAN (1st Edition), Chapter 1, Routledge, 5 September 2019, pp. 7-25
  • 'The European Union in the Asia-Pacific: strategic reflections', in: Weiqing Song and Jianwei Wang (eds), The European Union in the Asia-Pacific: Rethinking Europe's strategies and policies, Chapter 1, Manchester University Press, February 2019, pp. 17-38
  • ' Geopolitical Cooperation with East Asia At Work', in: Christian Echle, Yeo Lay Hwee, Patrick Rueppel and Megha Sarmah (eds), Multilateralism In A Changing World Order, Chapter 11, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Singapore, June 2018, pp. 121-134
  • 'Japan: Das Land der aufgehenden Sonne als aufsteigende Macht', in: Severin Cramm, Michael Gehler, Marcus Gonschor and Miriam Hetzel (eds), Internationale Geschichte im globalen Wandel: Hildesheimer Europagespräche IV, Teilband 1: Deutschland, Europa, Imperien und die USA im Kontext von Kaltem Krieg und europäischer Integration, Kapitel 2.3, Historische Europa-Studien – Geschichte in Erfahrung, Gegenwart und Zukunft, 13, Georg Olms-Verlag, Hildesheim, 2018, pp. 1121-1177
  • 'Europa und Asien - Ist die EU der Außenseiter?', in: Severin Cramm, Michael Gehler, Marcus Gonschor and Miriam Hetzel (eds), Internationale Geschichte im globalen Wandel: Hildesheimer Europagespräche IV, Teilband 1: Deutschland, Europa, Imperien und die USA im Kontext von Kaltem Krieg und europäischer Integration, Kapitel 2.1, Historische Europa-Studien – Geschichte in Erfahrung, Gegenwart und Zukunft, 13, Georg Olms-Verlag, Hildesheim, 2018, pp. 1055-1064
  • 'Wir brauchen mehr Demokratie, sonst verlieren wir die europäischen Bürger', in: Severin Cramm, Michael Gehler, Marcus Gonschor and Miriam Hetzel (eds), Internationale Geschichte im globalen Wandel: Hildesheimer Europagespräche IV, Teilband 1: Deutschland, Europa, Imperien und die USA im Kontext von Kaltem Krieg und europäischer Integration, Kapitel 2.2, Historische Europa-Studien – Geschichte in Erfahrung, Gegenwart und Zukunft, 13, Georg Olms-Verlag, Hildesheim, 2018, pp. 1065-1120
  • 'The EU’s security interests in East Asia: Japan as a strategic partner?', in: Nicholas Peeters, Frederik Ponjaert, Takao Suami, Takako Ueta and Dimitri Vanoverbeke (eds), Developing EU–Japan Relations in a Changing Regional Context: A Focus on Security, Law and Policies (1st Edition), Chapter 3, Routledge, 5 October 2017, pp. 49-70
  • 'Supporting NAPCI and Trilateral Cooperation: Prospects for Korea-EU Relations', in: Nicola Casarini (eds), Promoting Security Cooperation and Trust Building in Northeast Asia: The Role of the European Union, Chapter 10, Edizioni Nuova Cultura for Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Rome, July 2017, pp. 183-193
  • 'Recent Developments on the Death Penalty in Japan: Public Opinion and the Lay Judge System' (with Paul Bacon and Dimitri Vanoverbeke), in: Wolfgang Benedek, Matthias C. Kettemann, Reinhard Klaushofer, Karin Lukas and Manfred Nowak (eds), European Yearbook on Human Rights 2017, NWV Verlag GmbH, July 2017, pp. 103-118
  • 'China and the EU: Partners or competitors in shaping multilateral and regional governance in Asia?' (with Thomas Henökl), in: Annika Linck and Jing Men (eds), China and EU: Reform and Governance (1st Edition), Chapter 5, Routledge, 2017, pp. 81-100
  • 'Forum Shopping and the Rise of Informal Intergovernmental Institutions', in: Wilhelm Hofmeister and Jan Melissen (eds), Rethinking International Institutions: Diplomacy and Impact on Emerging World Order, Chapter 8, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Singapore, The Hague, 2016, pp. 89-91
  • 'Asia Cooperation: Quiet Diplomacy and Conflict Mediation – A European Perspective', in: Béatrice Gorawantschy, Patrick Rueppel and Megha Sarmah (eds), The Age of Connectivity - ASEM and Beyond, Chapter 4, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Singapore, 2016, pp. 39-45
  • 'East Meets West: Will the Rise of Asia lead to Europe's decline – Lessons to be learnt?', in: Louis Brennan and Philomena Murray (eds), Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia: Comparative perspectives (1st Edition), Chapter 22, Routledge, London, 3 June 2015, pp. 385-404
  • 'Der Europäische Auswärtige Dienst (EAD): Pudel oder Cerberus? – Versuch einer ersten Zwischenbilanz', in: Andrea Bockley, Ursula Kriebaum and August Reinisch (eds), Nichtstaatliche Akteure und Interventionsverbot: Beiträge zum 39. Österreichischen Völkerrechtstag 2014 in Klosterneuburg, Völkerrecht, Europarecht und Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht, Band 20, Peter Lang, Wien, März 2015, pp. 165-183
  • 'The Rule of Law in the External Relations of the European Union with a Special Focus on China', US-China Law Review, Vol. 11, No. 10, David Publishing Company, October 2014, pp. 1279-1301
  • 'ASEAN’s Regional Approach to Human Rights: The Limits of the European Model?' (with Dimitri Vanoverbeke), in: Wolfgang Benedek, Florence Benoît-Rohmer, Wolfram Karl, Matthias C. Kettemann and Manfred Nowak (eds), European Yearbook on Human Rights 2014, NWV, June 2014, pp. 185-195
  • 'The EU–Japan relationship in dynamic Asia', in: Jörn Keck, Dimitri Vanoverbeke and Franz Waldenberger (eds), EU-Japan Relations, 1970-2012: From Confrontation to Global Partnership (1st Edition), Chapter 15, Routledge, London, 4 April 2013, pp. 293-328
  • 'The Role of ‘Strategic Partnerships’ in the EU’s Relations with Asia', in: Thomas Christiansen, Emil Kirchner and Philomena Murray (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of EU-Asia Relations, Chapter 5, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2013, pp. 75-89
  • 'EU gaiko seisaku (EU Foreign Policy, translated in Japanese by Umezawa Hanako)', in: Yasue Noriko (eds), EU to gurobaru gabanansu: kokusai chitsujo keisei to yoroppateki kachi (EU and Global Governance: European Values in the Formation of an International Order), Horitsu Bunkasha, Kyoto, 2013, pp. 1-17
  • 'The implementation of the free movement of persons - the perspective of the EU', in: Andreas Kellerhals (eds), Europe at the Crossroads: Referate zu Fragen der Zukunft Europas 2011, Europa Institut Zürich, Schulthess Verlag, Zürich, 2012, pp. 215-228
  • 'Asia-Europe: Prospects after the Crisis', in: Michael Gehler, Xuewu Gu and Andreas Schimmelpfennig (eds), EU-Asia-China – China-Asia-EU: Historical, Political and Future Perspectives, 2012, pp. 269-284
  • 'Europe-Asia: More Than Distant Economic Partners?', in: Malte Boecker, Joachim Fritz-Vannahme, Armando Garcia Schmidt and Helmut Hauschild (eds), The Asian-European Agenda: Ideas for Crisis Prevention and Effective Cooperation, Europe in Dialogue 2012 | 04, Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2012, pp. 27-43
  • 'EU-US engagement in the Asia-Pacific', in: Yeo Lay Hwee and Barnard Turner (eds), Changing Tides and Changing Ties – Anchoring Asia-Europe Relations in Challenging Times, EU Centre in Singapore, Singapore, 2012, pp. 105-113
Articles in non-refereed journals
  • 'The 10th anniversary of the EU-Korea Strategic partnership', Journal of European Union Studies, Hankuk University for Foreign Studies, No. 57, 2021, pp. 3-16
  • 'The 10th anniversary of the EU-Korea Strategic partnership (in Korean Language)', Journal of European Union Studies, Hankuk University for Foreign Studies, No. 56, 2020, pp. 3-20
  • 'Controversy over abolition of death penalty and alternative-measures', National Human Rights Commission in Korea, International Seminar on Death Penalty-International Trends and Domestic Implementation, Seoul, April 2018, pp. 57-69, Korean version pp. 43-53
  • 'Die Globale Strategie der Europäischen Union – den Visionen Taten folgen lassen', integration, Jahrgang 40 (2017), Heft 1, January 2017, pp. 11-30
  • 'Does the EU Matter in the 'Asian' Century?', Kobe Law Journal, 65 (4), March 2016, pp. 151-172
  • 'Die Beziehungen zwischen der EU und der Schweiz „dynamisieren“ oder die „Grenzen des Bilateralismus“', Basler Schriften zur europäischen Integration, Nr. 95, Beziehungen Schweiz-EU: Die Zukunft des Bilateralismus, 2011, pp. 26-39
Shorter papers and comments
  • 'A China policy is not an Asia policy, but no Asia policy is without a China policy', European University Institute, Policy Briefs, 2021/50, Global Governance Programme, EU-Asia Project, Europe in the World, 12 November 2021
  • 'The EU and the US in search of Common Ground: Extending the Transatlantic to an Indo-Pacific Partnership?' (with Ramon Pacheco Pardo), CSDS of the Brussels School of Governance, CSCS Policy Brief, 4/2021, 14 April 2021
  • 'EU Security Policy After COVID: Walking the Talk or Losing Credibility', CSDS of the Brussels School of Governance, CSCS Policy Brief, 1/2021, 14 April 2021
  • 'The European Union and Security Cooperation: Bringing Northeast Asia into Focus', Global North Korea & The East Asia Institute, Seoul, 10 November 2020
  • 'The 10th anniversary of the EU-Korea Strategic partnership', Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - Institute for European Studies (IES), Korea Chair Policy Brief, Issue 2020/09, July 2020
  • 'Candlelight, Moonlight, Olympics: Korea in Transition', Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - Institute for European Studies (IES), Korea Chair Policy Brief, Issue 2018/01, January 2018
  • 'Regional Security Architecture in the Asia-Pacific: What Role for the EU?', The Asan Forum, 30 June 2016
  • 'ASEM at 20: The missing link and ideas for making the invisible visible', Friends of Europe L.P., 30 May 2016
  • 'Session II: Maritime Security - The EU’s position on maritime disputes', 9th Berlin Conference on Asian Security (BCAS): International Dimensions of National (In)Security Concepts, Challenges and Ways Forward, A conference jointly organized by Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Berlin, 14-16 June 2015, Berlin
  • 'Session IV: Great Power Competition - Great Power Competition in Asia', 7th Berlin Conference on Asian Security (BCAS): Territorial Issues in Asia Drivers, Instruments, Ways Forward, A conference jointly organized by Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Berlin, 1-2 July 2013, Berlin
  • 'Session II: Changing Policy Outlooks towards the Asia-Pacific: Other Powers Involved - The Perspective of the European Union', 6th Berlin Conference on Asian Security (BCAS): The U.S. and China in Regional Security - Implications for Asia and Europe, A conference jointly organized by Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Berlin, 18-19 June 2012, Berlin
Other working papers and discussion series
  • 'The EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: Prospects for Cooperation with South Korea' (with Linde Desmaele, Maximilian Ernst, Tongfi Kim and Ramon Pacheco Pardo), CSDS of the Brussels School of Governance, KF-VUB Korea Chair Report, September 2021
  • 'Supporting NAPCI and Trilateral Cooperation: Prospects for Korea-EU Relations', Istituto Affari Internazionali, IAI Working Papers 17/01 - January 2017, 2017
  • 'Asia as Part of the EU’s Global Security Strategy: Reflections on a More Strategic Approach ', in: Olivia Gippner (eds), Changing Waters Towards a new EU Asia Strategy, London School of Economics - Dahrendorf Forum - Debating Europe, LSE Ideas Special Report, SR021, April 2016, pp. 62-70
  • 'EU Security Interests in East Asia: Prospects for Comprehensive EU-Japan Cooperation beyond Trade and Economics', in: Tim Oliver (eds), Freie Universität Berlin, NFG Policy Paper, No. 6, 2015

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