By William Hobart, a Lowy Institute International Security intern. 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.
- Indian Naval chief resigns after tenth accident in seven months.
- India and China will begin a bilateral dialogue on maritime security, following the meeting between National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon and China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi.
- The Indian ocean region: a strategic net assessment.
- Japan's energy crisis fuels Indo-Pacific diplomacy and arms exports.
- Philippines react to Chinese water cannon use in the Scarborough Shoal.
- A PLA officer bucks the official line on the suspicion surrounding the establishment of a South China Sea ADIZ.
- Meanwhile, Japan scrambles jets to respond to Chinese air force and State Oceanic intrusion into its own ADIZ.
- China offers to finance 30% of India's infrastructure development plan.
- Check out the 'new' cover of Japan's defence magazine, Mamor.
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.