POSTPONED: Securing the Indo-Pacific: Re-setting the Security Agenda

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Due to speaker unavailability, this event has been postponed. The new date this event will be communicated as soon as possible.

With growing Sino-US tensions and a deepening Sino-Russian partnership, what role can Europe and its partners play in stabilising the Indo-Pacific?

Professor Rory Medcalf is one of Australia’s pre-eminent strategic thinkers and Head of the National Security College at the Australian National University. In conversation with RUSI’s Veerle Nouwens, he’ll discuss how Australia, the UK and partners, notably Japan, the US and European states, can best respond to Indo-Pacific challenges and set out an agenda that will resonate across the region.

The discussion will consider a security environment in the Indo-Pacific that is shifting rapidly. Ties between the United States and China are strained, while the Sino-Russian partnership appears to be strengthening. From Chinese intentions regarding Taiwan to Western tensions caused by the AUKUS strategic partnership, the region is in flux. However, both the US and Europe share partners, interests, and concerns over potential Indo-Pacific instability.

Can Europe play a more proactive role in the region together with Indo-Pacific partners and what exactly is its value proposition? Given that the war in Ukraine demands European strategic focus and resources, how can Europe both face the immediate crisis at home and longer-term challenges in the Indo-Pacific? How can Australia, Europe, and Indo-Pacific partners, work together to ensure a more effective joint engagement in the region?

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