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.
- The Trans-Pacific Partnership was finally concluded, however the real battle for the strategic trade deal starts now, with Hillary Clinton saying she opposes it over 'currency manipulation now being part of the agreement.'
- While the TPP was an important win for Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, what will it mean for China?
- And Alyssa Ayres on India and the TPP.
- Foreign Policy is reporting US officials are 'heavily leaning toward' conducting a military show of force in the South China Sea, after talks between President Obama and President Xi failed to reach a breakthrough.
- The Financial Times has a good overview of where the bidding process for Australia's new submarines is at after the leadership transition last month. Japanese delegates have also revealed more details concerning their proposal.
- As part of a deal announced earlier this year, Pakistan has confirmed that four of the eight submarines it is purchasing from China will be built in the Pakistani port-city of Karachi.