Asian Power and Order in Flux: Perspectives from Australia
Aaron L Connelly, Research Fellow, East Asia Program, Lowy Institute for International Policy
Euan Graham, Director, International Security Program, Lowy Institute for International Policy
Jenny Hayward-Jones, Non-Resident Fellow, Lowy Institute for International Policy
Sam Roggeveen, Director, Digital and Senior Fellow, Lowy Institute for International Policy
Chair: Bill Hayton, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Australia’s growing economic relationship with China has caused some analysts to question the future of its alliance with the United States. The speakers will give their perspectives on Australia’s rapidly evolving foreign policy and security environment and explore the implications for Australia’s key relationships in the region. Should Washington and Canberra adjust their approach to the alliance to ensure its future and that of the liberal international order? How will South China Sea tensions play out as Australia expands its defence and security engagement in the Indo-Pacific? And how will small and fragile states in the Pacific be affected by increased geopolitical competition?