The new trilateral framework involving Australia, the UK and the US has caused some controversy and signalled a shift in the geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific. From France’s initial outrage and fiery remarks to the potential new nuclear submarines that Australia may field, the issue is complex. To unpack it all, Takshashila’s Aditya Pareek and Arjun Gargeyas join Professor Dr. Andrey Gubin from Russia’s Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok.
Check out our Op-Ed articles mentioned in the episode:
By Dr. Andrey Gubin and Aditya Pareek: https://asiatimes.com/2021/09/aukus-a-game-of-musical-chairs-in-indo-pacific/
By Arjun Gargeyas: https://asiatimes.com/2021/09/how-india-could-get-involved-in-new-aukus-alliance/
Japan is a major pillar of the Indo-Pacific strategic vision and has a seat at the table when security in the region is discussed. However, Japan’s interests and anxieties vis a vis the Sea of Japan and Pacific Russia are rarely part of the discussion despite their implications on the Indo-Pacific. Aditya Pareek joins Yoshihiro Inaba to discuss Japan’s Self Defence Forces and the international law dimension to all parts of the Indo-Pacific.
Yoshihiro Inaba is a freelance writer living in Japan. He is particularly familiar with Japan’s Ground, Maritime, and Air Self-Defence Forces. He currently writes for multiple Japanese military magazines as well as for Naval News, a France-based web media outlet. He is one of the few young military writers in Japan and is currently a student studying international law (especially self-defence and use of force) at a Japanese graduate school.