What does the Russo-Ukrainian war mean for Indo-Pacific security? – School of Social and Political Sciences What does the Russo-Ukrainian war mean for Indo-Pacific security? – School of Social and Political Sciences

What does the Russo-Ukrainian war mean for Indo-Pacific security?

The CISS Global Forum 2022

What does the Russo-Ukrainian war mean for Indo-Pacific security?

The Centre for International Security Studies presents the 2022 Global Forum, ‘What does the Russo-Ukrainian war mean for Indo-Pacific security?’.

What are the implications of the Russo-Ukraine war for Indo-Pacific security? As the conflict continues, countries in the Indo-Pacific are being pressured to take a ‘side’ even as many, coming out of post-colonial pasts, have approached foreign policy from a tradition of non-alignment.  What lessons are Indo-Pacific countries likely to draw from the conflict? The conflict is likely to have implications for the Indo-Pacific in terms of the feasibility of military efforts to resolve disagreements, as well as the fallout from economic sanctions. It is also likely to reshape the alliance structures of the Indo-Pacific, and force countries to think about where they stand.

Wednesday 27 April 12-1pm

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About the speakers


James Der Derian is Michael Hintze Chair of International Security and Director of the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney. His research and teaching interests are in international security, information technology, international theory, and documentary film.

Justin Hastings is Professor in International Relations and Comparative Politics and the research program leader of CISS’s regional security research area. His research focuses on Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and East Africa, examining terrorism, smuggling, maritime piracy, insurgency, gray/black markets and nuclear weapons proliferation.


Dr. Kristi Govella is deputy director of the Asia Program and senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). Kristi is an expert on the intersection between economic and security policy in Asia, as well as on Japanese politics and foreign policy. Her research has examined topics such as economic statecraft, trade war, trade agreements, foreign investment, government-business relations, defense capacity building, regional institutional architecture, and the governance of the global commons.

Jingdong Yuan is an Associate Professor of International Security at the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney. Dr Yuan specializes in Asia-Pacific security, Chinese defence and foreign policy, and global and regional arms control and non-proliferation issues.

Tong Zhao is a senior fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, based in Beijing. His research focuses on strategic security issues, such as nuclear weapons policy, deterrence, arms control, nonproliferation, missile defense, hypersonic weapons, and China’s security and foreign policy.

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