Brendan Thomas-Noone is an intern in the Lowy Institute's International Security Program.
- Multiple lines of communication over maritime, nuclear and space issues are what helped keep the Cold War from going hot. Michael Krepon argues that this is a missing link between Washington and Beijing.
- Two BBC journalists are exploring the history that divides Japan and China. You can also listen to the BBC World Service's two-part series, Missing Histories: China and Japan.
- A summary of Secretary of State John Kerry's recent climate change push in Jakarta.
- The Trans Pacific Partnership is ambitious, and perhaps unrealistic. But it is integral to the American pivot toward the Indo-Pacific, writes James Traub.
- The history India and Japan share may form the building blocks of a stronger strategic partnership, writes Taylor Washburn.
- Could it be that the American 'pivot' is the reason for recent tensions in the East and South China Seas? A debate is raging between Ely Ratner and Elbridge Colby at Foreign Policy. Jake Douglas on the cause and effects of American and Chinese strategy in the region.
- It seems the PLA Navy is taking visual cues from Top Gun creator Jerry Bruckheimer:
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.