The new Indo-pacific: America, China, India and the future geopolitics of Asia

Discussion on Asia's rapidly changing geopolitical scene


James Crabtree, Associate Professor of Practice, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Shashank Joshi, Defence Editor, The Economist

Kori Schake, Deputy Director-General, International Institute for Strategic Studies

Chaired by

Mark Leonard, Co-Founder and Director, ECFR

A roundtable discussion on Asia's rapidly changing geopolitical scene, and in particular the idea of the “free and open Indo-Pacific”. The US has recently tried to flesh out this new Indo-Pacific strategy, pressing from increased cooperation between itself Australia, Japan and India to counter China's ever-increasing influence. But how effective will this be at reassuring other countries around the region about US policy under President Trump?

James Crabtree (@jamescrabtree) is Associate Professor of Practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School. He is also author of The Billionaire Raj, published in July.

Shashank Joshi (@shashj) is Defence Editor for The Economist, and until recently senior research fellow at RUSI.

Kori Schake (@KoriSchake) is Deputy Director-General at IISS, overseeing the research programme. She formerly worked in the Departments of Defense and State.

Mark Leonard (@markhleonard) is Director and Co-Founder of ECFR and author of the best-selling book What does China think?