The Pacific is increasingly recognised as a region of growing strategic importance. In the US, the Trump Administration has advanced its ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ strategy, while China’s influence in the region has also increased substantially in recent years as it has deepened its aid, security and trade relationships within the region.

In response, Pacific Island leaders have recently endorsed a new, expanded, concept of regional security that addresses a range of traditional and non-traditional security challenges, with a particular emphasis on human security, environmental and resource security, transnational crime, and cyber security.

Through our events and analysis, the Asia-Pacific programme seeks to unpack these challenges and explore the shifting dynamics of this increasingly complex region.