The Strategic Importance of the Indo-Pacific

A China in the World Podcast

Spanning from East Africa to the West Coast of the United States, the Indo-Pacific is a complex region encompassing two oceans and countless islands and maritime powers. In this episode of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle speaks with Darshana Baruah about her research on maritime security in Asia as well as recent developments in the Indo-Pacific. The interview covers Baruah’s key takeaways from the Shangri-La Dialogue, shifting geopolitical dynamics in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Islands, and new trends in India’s foreign policy.