Current Issues in the Indo-Pacific Region

A Brown Bag Lunch with Claude Rakisits, PhD

October 22, 2014, 12-1:00 p.m.
Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies, 232 ICC

The Indo-Pacific region will increasingly become a critical factor in global stability.  There are a number of issues that have the potential to lead to instability if not managed carefully.  Some of these issues include: Afghanistan post-2014; the on-going Indo-Pakistan rivalry; the growing Indo-Chinese competition; increasing tension between China and Japan; the volatility of the Korean Peninsula; and the competing maritime claims in the South China Sea.  These issues and other related topics will be briefly discussed as an introduction to INAF 319, which will be taught in Spring 2015.