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Great Power Competition and US Strategy in the Indian Ocean Region

October 29, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
ZOOM Webinar

This event is Co-Sponsored by the Center for South Asia (CSA)

How are India and the United States responding to the growing political and military power of China in the Indian Ocean region? India has traditionally sought to maintain strategic preeminence in the region and sees its influence as being increasingly contested. The United States sees the region as an integral part of the wider “Indo-Pacific,” defined by intensifying strategic competition with China. Military planners at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command are refining their strategy in the region, including their approach to mitigating security risks and deepening the U.S. Major Defense Partnership with India, alongside other allies and partners. In this off-the-record webinar, the Command’s senior policy advisor and two leading experts on the Indian Ocean will share their assessments of the key strategic challenges facing India and the United States in the region.

Speakers:Ms. Shehzi Khan, Senior Policy Advisor in the Strategic Planning and Policy Directorate, Indo-Pacific CommandDr. David Brewster, Senior Research Fellow at National Security College, Australian National UniversityMs. Nilanthi Samaranayake, Director of the Strategy and Policy Analysis Program at CNADr. Arzan Tarapore (Moderator), South Asia Research Scholar at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

Note: This event is off-the-record and will not be recorded for future viewing. By registering for this webinar, attendees agree to refrain from recording, citing, attributing, or otherwise sharing content from this event.

Event Sponsor: 
Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Center for South Asia