The Indo-Pacific is the geopolitical centre of the world and combines the Asia-Pacific and the Indian Ocean into a single region. As a strategic concept, the Indo-Pacific captures the interest of global powers like the U.S., China, India, Australia, Japan, and the UK, and tests NATO’s ability to adapt and maintain global peace in an inter-connected world. The program’s mandate is to provide Canadians with an analysis of security challenges in the region and to uncover the interplay of global powers, amidst emerging multipolarity in the region.

Indo-Pacific and NATO

The Luring of the Indo-Pacific: Can NATO formulate a collective regional strategy for its members?

In this article, Junior Research Fellow Andrew Erskine explores the unilateral Indo-Pacific strategy of four major powers in NATO and how they pose a challenge for NATO in developing a collective strategy for the region.

Indo-Pacific and NATO

Oh QUAD what are thou: Key strategic lessons the QUAD can take away from NATO’s longstanding history

When the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD)—Australia, India, Japan, and the United States—leaders convened virtually in early March, they discussed the threat of COVID-19, economic cooperation, and the ongoing climate crisis. Despite these real and significant challenges, the QUAD, and its members, are more concerned with the belligerent rise of China in the Indo-Pacific. It is Read More…