Indo-Pacific Monitor

The American Foreign Policy Council's Review of Developments in the Indo-Pacific

Indo-Pacific Monitor

Indo-Pacific Monitor No. 31

May 4, 2023 Michael Sobolik, Blake Kravitz

Biden, Yoon bolster American extended deterrence in South Korea;
Japan funds energy project on India’s strategic islands...;
...While Burma paves the way for Chinese planes;
Washington and Manila train to control critical waterway;
White House woos the Solomons, while Honiara delays elections

Indo-Pacific Monitor No. 30

February 27, 2023 Michael Sobolik, Blake Kravitz

India announces major investments in great Nicobar Island;
Manila opens additional military sites to Washington;
South Korea flirts with the nuclear issue;
Indonesia moves forward with resource mining in South China Sea

Indo-Pacific Monitor No. 29

December 30, 2022 Michael Sobolik, Kyle Sajoyan

Japan breaks from pacifist legacy, doubles defense spending;
Washington, Manila repair ties... with an eye on Beijing;
Democracies converge on Indonesia to offset China's influence;
China doubles down on Cambodian investments;
China's inaugural "Indian Ocean Forum" sidelines India

Indo-Pacific Monitor No. 28

December 9, 2022 Michael Sobolik, Kyle Sajoyan

Uncertainty clouds U.S. airpower in Asia;
Australia agrees to U.S. strategic bomber presence;
China trains Pakistani counterterrorism agents as attacks mount;
Rethinking China's Pacific Islands influence;
Tokyo plans SDF restructuring

Indo-Pacific Monitor No. 27

October 4, 2022 Michael Sobolik, Kyle Sajoyan

China's influence on the ascent in the South Pacific;
Manila weighs future steps in the shadow of Taiwan;
Suffocating debt imperils Laos' political future;
Canberra, Port Moresby respond to Beijing's encroachment