Decades of relative peace have enabled rapid economic growth and rising prosperity. But the Indo-Pacific is now at the centre of an escalating rivalry between the US and China.
The great powers are not the only protagonists in this growing strategic and geoeconomic competition. Countries in the Indo-Pacific are grappling with urgent questions: how should the region be ordered? What are the new rules, who gets to make them, and who will enforce them?
What structures – military, economic and political – does the region need to ensure peace? Is the ASEAN-centred regional architecture fit for purpose? How do new groups, like AUKUS and the Quad, contribute to regional order?
This digital conference will bring together leading experts to discuss and debate these pressing questions with a select audience from Australia and around the Indo-Pacific.
This conference is supported by the Australian Government through a grant by the Australian Department of Defence. The views expressed are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the Australian Government or the Australian Department of Defence.
The Lowy Institute acknowledges the traditional owners of the country on which the Institute stands, the Gadigal of the Eora nation, as well as traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.