• Asia Power Index 2023 and implications for the Indo-Pacific

    Indo-Pacific Policy Dialogue (via Zoom) 14 March, 18:30 (Tokyo)

    Graphic of the new Indo-Pacific Dialogue webinar on Asia Power Index 2023 and implications for the Indo-Pacific

    First published in 2018, the annual Asia Power Index measures resources and influence to assess the relative power of state in Asia. This analytical tool maps the distribution of power across 26 countries in the Indo-Pacific, from Pakistan in the west, to the United States in the east. The 2023 edition, which covers five years of data, gives insight into the most important strategic issues in Asia, including the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on China’s standing in Asia; the revitalization of key alliances and partnerships under the Biden administration; the mixed performance of the region’s middle powers, especially India and Japan; and how Southeast Asia, including smaller Southeast Asian countries are exerting their own diplomatic influence.


    To better understand the most comprehensive assessment of the changing distribution of power in Asia so far, this Indo-Pacific Policy Dialogue live event has arranged for Susannah Patton, Director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Lowy Institute and the Project Lead for the Asia Power Index to speak. The discussion will be moderated by Stephen NAGY, YCAP’s Director of Policy Studies. The guest will introduce herself and present their views in 20 minutes, then engage in dialogue and Q&A moderated by the host. The event will end after 90 minutes has passed. The exact time will be determined by the moderator based on audience engagement.


    The digital interactive and key findings report are available at https://power.lowyinstitute.org/.



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    Susannah Patton is Director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Lowy Institute and the Project Lead for the Asia Power Index, the Institute’s annual data-driven assessment that maps the changing distribution of power in the region. Her research on Southeast Asia is focused on strategic alignment dynamics and the roles of external powers including the United States, China and Australia.

    Before joining the Lowy Institute, Susannah was a Research Fellow in the Foreign Policy and Defense Program at the United States Studies Centre. Her commentary and analysis have featured in Australian and international outlets, including the New York Times, Foreign Policy, Australian Financial Review and The Interpreter. Before leaving government, she worked in various Southeast Asia-focused positions in the Australian government, including as a Senior Analyst in the Southeast Asia Branch at the Office of National Intelligence, in the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit Taskforce in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and as a diplomat in the Australian Embassy in Bangkok. Susannah holds first class honour degrees in law and political science from the Australian National University.


    Area of expertise: Indo-Pacific strategy, Australian foreign policy, Southeast Asia




    Webinar Cost: Free of charge

    Moderator: Dr. Stephen Nagy
    Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged.

    Registration: Required via this Link.