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.
- Mike Green and Jeffrey W Hornung debunk 10 myths about Japan's recent reinterpretation of collective self-defence.
- Can South Asia's experience in resolving maritime disputes be used as a model in East Asia?
- Tuong Lai writes in the New York Times on why Vietnam should embrace a strategic partnership with the US.
- What options would the US have should North Korea collapse?
- China has begun to reclaim land in in the South China Sea in order to bolster its territorial claims.
- What the new president's relationship with the national police force might mean for internal stability in a core Indo-Pacific country, Indonesia. (Thanks Aaron).
- David Brewster asks whether we should really be worried about a Sino-Indian security dilemma in the Indian Ocean.
- Why Europe won't play a significant role in the rebalance to Asia.
- As mentioned in yesterday's China Links, Pew Research Centre has released some fascinating new poll results on attitudes towards China, the US, global power and more:
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.