The Indo-Pacific is becoming more contested with troubling implications for countries like Australia. Against a backdrop of rising Chinese assertiveness, deepening uncertainty about the future direction of US strategy, and intensifying rivalry between both great powers, regional nations are struggling to adjust their foreign policy settings for a more turbulent era.
What is the likely trajectory of US and Chinese foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific? How are domestic debates about America’s role in the world affecting US strategy in the lead up to the 2020 election? How are other Indo-Pacific nations reacting to their shifting strategic environment? And what does all of this mean for Australia’s own strategic future?
To explore these issues, USSC hosted a public panel discussion with the following experts: