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.
- US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was reportedly forced to resign this week. What went wrong, and what does this mean for US national security policy?
- How can we better manage Indo-Pacific security crises?
- India's first aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, was retired this week.
- Does the fall of the Berlin Wall provide lessons for Korean reunification?
- What was the motivation behind Indian Prime Minister Modi's trip to Fiji last week?
- This Radio Australia interview with C Uday Bhaskar provides some valuable insight on China and India in the South Pacific.
- Ely Ratner and Thomas Wright look at how the US can counter the ambitions of China and Russia.
- CFR has released a new report on strategic stability in the second nuclear age.
- Ryan D Martinson looks at the militarisation of the Chinese coast guard.
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.