China has established a dominant presence in the Indo-Pacific through exploitative economic engagements. This has destabilised smaller nations in the region and made them dependent on Chinese support. For a free and open Indo-Pacific, India must press its advantage in human and economic capacity building.
Former Visiting Fellow, Gateway House
Cleo Paskal is an Associate Fellow in the Energy, Environment and Resources department and the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House, London. She is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow for the Indo-Pacific with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Washington, D.C. She works with academia, government, national security professionals, the defence community and others to better understand, explain, anticipate and resolve today’s complex challenges. She is particularly interested in the strategic implications of geopolitical, geoeconomic, and geophysical change. Her books include the award-winning Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map and the best-selling Spielball Erde. With a background in journalism, she writes regularly for The Diplomat, The World Today, The Telegraph (UK), and the BBC among many others, and is North America Special Correspondent for the Sunday Guardian (India).
Last modified: May 5, 2022
Manjeet Kriplani, Executive Director, Gateway House, in discussion with Prof. Rory Medcalf, Head, National Security College, Australian National University, and author of Indo-Pacific Empire: China, America and the Contest for the World's Pivotal Region; and Cleo Paskal, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, and Asia-Pacific, Chatham House; on the possibility of an Indo-Pacific Charter for the region.