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.
- What does the US Army need to do to be more effective in the Indo-Pacific?
- Kevin Knodell evaluates China's deployment of combat troops to Mali.
- With reports of continued Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea, how should the US respond?
- With an eye on China's influence in South Asia, Indian Prime Minister Modi made his first overseas visit to Bhutan this week.
- Kyle Mizokami looks at the five Chinese weapons of war America should fear, and five Japanese weapons China needs to worry about.
- Evan A Laksmana argues that Indonesia's next president should look beyond defence modernisation and towards defence transformation.
- Could the China-Japan game of chicken in the East China Sea turn deadly?
- And in case you missed it, James Brown recently spoke to Commodore Peter Leavy on the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
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.