Indo-Pacific In Focus

What’s in a name? The Indo-Pacific is many things. It is a 21st-century map of the globally-central strategic system centred on maritime Asia. It is, quite literally, Australia’s place in the world. It may be a basis for a strategy of multipolarity and balancing to moderate the power of a rising China. And it is a region in which China’s interests and presence are growing.

In the interests of robust, scholarly and policy-relevant debate, Policy Forum has launched this section on the contested concept of the Indo-Pacific. We hope you find its contents of value, and invite contributions to the conversation.

Professor Rory Medcalf
Guest Editor, Indo-Pacific In Focus section

Essential reading:

Podcast: Diving into the Indo-Pacific debate

Rapid Round-Up: Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper

Mapping our Indo-Pacific future: Rory Medcalf’s speech

Australia needs Indo-Pacific clarity | Denise Fisher

The Indo-Pacific is what you make of it| Andrew Phillips

Podcast: Putting the ‘Indo’ in Indo-Pacific | David Brewster

Video: Mapping our Indo-Pacific future 



National Security Podcast: The European Union’s Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Michael Pulch
Jean-Pierre Thébault
Rory Medcalf

International relations | Australia


In this episode of the National Security Podcast, the European Union and French ambassadors to Australia join Professor Rory Medcalf to discuss the EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific ahead of the EU Indo-Pacific Forum, which will be hosted by ANU National Security College on 25 May 2022.

54 minute listen

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