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.
- What does the patrol of a Chinese SSN in the Indian Ocean mean for the Indian navy and strategic stability more broadly? Meanwhile, India has successfully test-fired a long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile, launched from an underwater platform.
- As the West seeks to isolate Russia, Putin looks to Asia.
- An extract from Robert Kaplan's latest book, Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific, on the parallels between China's assertiveness in the South and East China Seas and US strategy in the Caribbean.
- Steve Weintz questions what the Chinese space station Tiangong is getting up to in orbit.
- Could China and Japan work together in East Africa?
- Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy looks at India's interests in the South China Sea.
- What role should aircraft carriers play in America's Pacific strategy?
- Lowy Institute International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf took part in this CNAS Google Hangout on evolving maritime security challenges in the Asia-Pacific region. His remarks start around 56:26.
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.