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.
- Is Japan a 'great power'? It depends on who you ask.
- Last week, the big news out of RIMPAC 2014 was the uninvited attendance of a Chinese intelligence ship on the outskirts of the exercise. Andrew Erickson and Emily de la Bruyere explain China's odd decision to dispatch the ship.
- Abhijit Singh delves into the Indo-Pacific geopolitics involved in RIMPAC, including the significance of the participation of India's INS Sahyadri.
- Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow Michael Green and Nicholas Szechenyi have released a report analysing the findings of a poll conducted by CSIS in June on power and regional order in Asia.
- Joseph Nye on what he believes are Europe's responsibilities in Asia.
- Here are four possible theories on why China moved its oil rig out of the South China Sea earlier than planned.
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.