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 



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