The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program presents a weekly selection of links illuminating the changing security picture in this increasingly connected super-region.
- The Economist looks at the security wins and economic misses of President Obama's four-country tour of Asia.
- China and India held landmark naval exercises last week off Qingdao. Abhijit Singh looks at what this means for the bilateral maritime relationship more broadly.
- Andrew Erickson and Michael Chase look at China's increasingly formidable military capabilities.
- Zachary Keck explores two very different versions of Asia's future.
- India has begun looking 'far East' in stepping up its engagement with the Pacific Islands.
- Highlights from Admiral Samuel Locklear's testimony before the US Senate Committee on Armed Services, including his use of the term 'Indo-Asia-Pacific'
- Rory Medcalf looks at what the Ukraine crisis means for geopolitics and strategic risks in Asia.
- Janine Davidson on the current debate on the US rebalance to Asia:
Although, as I have previously written, the non-military elements of the rebalance to Asia are predominant, the military shifts are not insignificant. In terms of physical changes to U.S. military presence across the region, what the U.S. has decided to keep in Asia is as important as what it decided to add.
The Lowy Institute International Security Program's work on Indo-Pacific security is supported by two grants from the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation.