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.

  • Will India's blue water naval ambitions shake up the balance of power in the Indo-Pacific?
  • As NATO and other Western powers step back, what are the prospects for China-India cooperation in Afghanistan? (Thanks Dirk.)
  • Rory Medcalf speaks to the Wall Street Journal on how Indo-Pacific middle powers are responding to rivalry in their region. You can read his joint paper with C Raja Mohan on middle-power coalition building here.
  • International Crisis Group looks at the risks of possible intelligence failures on the Korean Peninsula.
  • Austin Ramzy reports from a Vietnamese Coast Guard vessel on China's presence in the South China Sea
  • Why is Indonesia's new president reaching out to Japan?
  • Should America fear China's nuclear weapons? This provocative article ties into The Interpreter's own debate on the implications of sea-based nuclear weapons for Indo-Pacific strategic stability.

 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.