The Biden Administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy and Its Implications

October 5, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Webinar

With the release of the Indo-Pacific Strategy in February 2022 and the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework in May 2022, the Biden administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy has taken shape. The Indo-Pacific strategy aims at maintaining a free and open regional order and focuses heavily on competition with China through the so-called “12345 scheme" – One superpower, Bilateral alliances, AUKUS, QUAD, and Five Eyes. Is the Indo-Pacific strategy inclusive or divisive for the region? Will the Biden administration achieve its objectives outlined in the strategy? How have regional countries responded to the strategy so far? This presentation will critically examine the Biden administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy and discuss its implications for the region. Speaker: Zhiqun ZHU, Professor of Political Science & International Relations, Bucknell University. Moderator: Cathryn H. Clayton (UHM), Associate Professor and Chair of Asian Studies. Respondents: Kristi Govella (UHM), Assistant Professor of Asian Studies. Tarcisius Kabutaulaka (UHM), Associate Professor of Pacific Island Studies.

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Center for Chinese Studies, Mānoa Campus

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Pauli Tashima, 808-956-2663,,, The Biden Administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy (PDF)

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