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.

  • The Financial Times' Gideon Rachman says recent speculation about China's 'setback' in the recent elections in Sri Lanka may be a little premature.
  • CSIS has released a report on how the Obama Administration and Congress can cooperate in order to sustain US engagement in Asia.
  • As part of the pivot, the recently upgraded guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville will deploy to Yokosuka Naval Base this year.
  • In what is being seen as a big development in Indian defence procurement, the Indian Air Force has received its first Tejas 'Made in India' Light Combat Aircraft after a wait of nearly 32 years.
  • Michael Krepon wrote on US Secretary of State John Kerry's trip to India earlier this month.
  • Is there growing transparency in Vietnamese domestic politics?
  • China Brief has an analysis on new developments in China's maritime strategy and the concept of 'strategic management of the sea'.
  • The physical vulnerability of cyber infrastructure, particularly underwater cables, is starting to get some attention.