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Special Event | Indo-Pacific Empire: China, America and the Contest for the World’s Pivotal Region with Rory Medcalf

Nov 22, 2021
4:00pm to 5:15pm


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On Monday, November 22 the Center for a New American Security hosted a fireside chat and expert panel coinciding with the release of a new edition of Rory Medcalf's critically acclaimed book, Indo-Pacific Empire: China, America and the Contest for the World’s Pivotal Region. Medcalf, who is head of the National Security College at Australia National University, joined CNAS CEO Richard Fontaine for a fireside chat to discuss the second edition of his March 2020 book, which includes new sections on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Quad, China’s wolf-warrior diplomacy, President Biden’s strategy, the UK’s role in the Indo-Pacific, and more.

The fireside chat was followed by an expert panel featuring Lisa Curtis, senior fellow and director of the CNAS Indo-Pacific Security Program; Dr. Michael Green, senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at CSIS and director of Asian Studies at Georgetown University; Rory Medcalf; and Dr. Thomas Wright, director of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. Richard Fontaine moderated the expert panel.