Evolving Geopolitics of Indo-Pacific Region: Challenges and Prospects

The “Indo-Pacific” has emerged as a strategic pivot in the evolving balance of power. The region encompasses about 60 per cent of the world population, three of the ten largest economies, five of the ten most populated countries and three of the ten largest countries. It is home to an enormously populous and diverse mix of ethnicities, cultures, political systems, religions, and economic models. Global trade and energy linkages bind the oceans such that events across the region are strongly interrelated and mutually dependent.
Considering the importance of this region, the United Service Institution of India (USI) organised a seminar on 01-02 November 2018 at New Delhi on the theme of, “Evolving Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific Region: Challenges and Prospects”. The seminar brought together varying perspectives on the challenges and prospects in the security and economic domain in the region, and the framework for architectures for collective security and economic integration. 
The seminar was organised into three separate sessions. The first session covered security challenges and prospects in the Indo-Pacific Region. The second session was devoted to economic challenges and prospects in the Indo Pacific Region and the third session to discussions on frameworks for cooperation. The proceedings were rounded off with a panel discussion on the furtherance of security and economic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region.
This book is based on the papers presented by various speakers during the seminar.

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Subhasish Sarangi is a Research Scholar at the United Service Institution of India (USI), New Delhi. He is a serving officer in the Electrical Branch of the Indian Navy. He has post-graduate degrees in Signal Processing and International Relations. His areas of study include international relations, maritime security, and cybersecurity. 



Participants 
Introduction 
India – Australia Relations: Building a Strong, Resilient Partnership During a Time of Global Change
by H.E. Ms Harinder Sidhu, High Commissioner of Australia to India

PART - I
Security Challenges and Prospects in the Indo-Pacific Region Troubling Times in East Asia
by Dr James A. Boutilier
Developments of the Korean Peninsula
by Captain (Navy) Sukjoon Yoon (Retd)
Strategic Competition around the Horn of Africa: Implications for the Indo-Pacific Region
by Dr Neil Melvin
Recent Developments in West Asia: Implications for Regional Security
by Shri Talmiz Ahmad, IFS (Retd)
Evolving Maritime Security Scenario in the Indian Ocean Region
by Mr Yoichi Kato

PART - II
Economic Challenges and Prospects in the Indo-Pacific Region Harnessing Blue Economy for Regional Prosperity
by Admiral (Dr) Jayanath Colombage (Retd)
De-constructing China’s Maritime Silk Route: Strategic Implications
by Dr Huang Yunsong
Economic Frameworks and Connectivities in the Indo-Pacific Region: An Indian Overview
by Shri Sanjay Singh, IFS (Retd)

PART - III
Framework for Co-operation in the Indo-Pacific Region
by Vice Adm Pradeep Chauhan, AVSM & Bar, VSM, IN (Retd)
Measures for Building Strategic Trust and Cooperation in Mitigating Non-Traditional Security Challenges in the Indo-Pacific Region
by Col Ngo Thanh Tung
Measures for Building Economic Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region: A Russian Perspective
by Dr Ekaterina Koldunova
India’s Role in Building Peace and Stability in the Indian Ocean Region
by Vice Adm Satish Soni, PVSM, AVSM, NM (Retd)

PART - IV
Furtherance of Economic and Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region
by Lt Gen P K Singh, PVSM, AVSM (Retd), Director USI, Maj Gen BK Sharma, AVSM, SM & Bar (Retd), Dr Liang-Chih Evans Chen , Col Bach Thanh Phuong, Dr Ran Jie, Dr Naing Swe Oo

Concluding Thoughts…
by Commander Subhasish Sarangi