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.
- Why the US should forget the Middle East and focus on the Indo-Pacific.
- Between Tokyo and Beijing: how India is attempting to juggle relations with Japan and China.
- Is Indonesia Beijing's next target in the South China Sea?
- Where is Kim Jong-Un?
- Vasilis Trigkas applies lessons from Ancient Athens to the US-China-Japan relationship.
- Last week, four Indian warships deployed to East Africa.
- Why the US needs a new strategy in the South China Sea.
- James Holmes on why India is taking the right approach to China’s presence in the Indian Ocean:
Sure, China could make trouble for India by dispatching a few submarines to South Asia. That assumes Beijing can find regional partners willing to base Chinese forces and invite New Delhi’s wrath...But making trouble isn’t the same thing as overpowering India on its own turf.
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