Already tensions are building in eastern Europe, with Russia massing troops on Ukraine's border. But with the US President Joe Biden defining 'countering Beijing' as its number one foreign policy objective, all eyes are on the Asia Pacific region. (Interview starts at 4.35 min)

ABC's RN Breakfast assembled a panel experts to discuss these issues: Louise Edwards, Emeritus Professor at UNSW; Aaron David Miller, American Middle East analyst and senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Gorana Grgic, Senior lecturer at the Department of Government and International Relations and US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.