Apr 22, 2021

US and the Indo-Pacific: Charting through a turbulent South China Sea

  • Richard Fontaine CEO, Center for a New American Security

    Richard Fontaine
    CEO, Center for a New American Security

  • Dr. Kuan-Hsiung Wang Professor, National Taiwan Normal University

    Dr. Kuan-Hsiung Wang
    Professor, National Taiwan Normal University

  • Iqbal Malhotra Author, 'Red Fear- The China Threat'

    Iqbal Malhotra
    Author, 'Red Fear- The China Threat'

  • Dr. Rommel Banlaoi President, Philippine Society for Intelligence and Security Studies.

    Dr. Rommel Banlaoi
    President, Philippine Society for Intelligence and Security Studies.

Ongoing developments in the South China Sea and a continuously evolving US-China relationship have put the region in sharp focus. The new Biden administration’s approach to the Indo-Pacific and key concerns of all stakeholders will need to be assessed carefully for a sound strategic approach.

Focus areas of discussion

  • Will the Biden administration ensure continuity with the 2018 declassified strategic framework for the Indo-Pacific?
  • How can the US balance its alliances in the region while catering to regional political dynamics?
  • What will be India’s role and US-India common principles in the Indian Ocean?
  • What is the importance of regional institutions like ASEAN?

Experts

Richard Fontaine
Richard Fontaine
CEO, Center for a New American Security

Dr. Kuan-Hsiung Wang
Dr. Kuan-Hsiung Wang
Professor, National Taiwan Normal University

Iqbal Malhotra
Iqbal Malhotra
Author, 'Red Fear- The China Threat'

Dr. Rommel Banlaoi
Dr. Rommel Banlaoi
President, Philippine Society for Intelligence and Security Studies.