The Indo-Pacific region isn’t just a growth locomotive of the global economy, it is also a source of danger: this is where the interests of the world’s powers become entangled. Although the main players in the region are still the United States and China, the power balance is largely determined by the strategies of the regional powers.

  • How will the new U.S. administration influence the situation in the Indo-Pacific? 
  • What shared interests do Russia and Japan have in Indo-Pacific geopolitics? 
  • How can Russia and Japan cooperate amid growing global and regional discord? 

These questions and much more were on the agenda in a discussion featuring Ken Jimbo, a professor at Tokyo’s Keio University; and Anna Kireeva, an associate professor at the Department of Asian and African Studies at Moscow State Institute of International Relations; and moderated by Alexander Gabuev, chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. 

The event was held in English, with simultaneous interpretation into Russian.