The UK’s tilt toward the Indo-Pacific?

What are the risks and opportunities?

Members event, Panel
29 March 2021 — 6:00PM TO 7:00PM

The Indo-Pacific region accounts for more than half the world’s population, half of global economic output and sea transport routes critical for business. The UK, like France and Germany, is thinking about how it can make a contribution to Asian security since the reality that Asia is the new centre of international politics cannot be ignored.

In its once-in-a-decade Integrated Review, the UK government is planning a ‘tilt’ towards the Indo-Pacific, 50 years since it withdrew from ‘east of Suez’. The tilt would involve more trade in the region, the promotion of British values and a reinvigoration of its relationship with India. But what are the risks and opportunities for the UK in exploring this strategy?

This event explores the realities of the UK’s tilt toward the Indo-Pacific:

  • How does the UK balance its attention between the Euro-Atlantic area and the Indo-Pacific region?

  • What are the levers of power available to the UK to make this strategy a success?

  • And are there potential pitfalls?

As with all member events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.

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