Brendan Thomas-Noone is an intern in the Lowy Institute's International Security program.
- US think tank the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment argues that the are three schools of Australian thought on the US alliance.
- While the Indian civil nuclear industry remains in limbo, China continues to sell nuclear reactors to Pakistan.
- Japan is increasing its amphibious assault capabilities as it slowly moves towards establishing a marine corps. Also, Japan's industrial base appears able to absorb any future increases in defence spending.
- Ted Galen Carpenter argues that India won't be a strategic counterweight to China.
- Hugh White writes on the missing rationale for the Navy's new large amphibious assault ships. Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow James Goldrick believes that they are exactly what Australia needs in order to enact an Indo-Pacific strategy. Hugh White's reply to Goldrick.
- Taiwan is often overlooked in discussions of the US rebalance towards Asia.
- Daniel S Markey, in his new book on US-Pakistani relations, reveals the delicate role of China, 'a moderating influence in spats between Pakistan and the United States.'
- The Chinese foreign policy establishment often warns against a US Cold War-style strategy of 'containment', yet as J. Michael Cole writes in The Diplomat, an extraordinary new video from part of the Chinese defence community seems to suggest that a new Cold War would be good for China.
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.