The World Unpacked

The Indo-Pacific’s Moment

Episode Summary

Darshana Baruah joins Laura to discuss the changing politics of the Indo-Pacific region and last week’s Asia tour by U.S. Secretary of Defense Austin and Secretary of State Blinken.

Episode Notes

As President Biden seeks to affirm America’s alliances and partnerships in Asia, countries in the region are jostling over maritime dominance in the Indo-Pacific. Marked by strategic choke points and vital shipping routes, the Indo-Pacific has long played a pivotal role in geopolitics and the flows of global trade. 

Darshana Baruah, an associate fellow and the director of Carnegie’s Indian Ocean Initiative, joins Laura to discuss the future of the Indo-Pacific and the power politics at play in the region.