Asia’s power dynamics and the South China Sea

    ISIS Malaysia is hosting Susannah Patton of the Lowy Institute and Gregory Poling of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies to discuss the changing distribution of power in Asia and its implications for the South China Sea.  

    Patton is project lead for Lowy’s Asia Power Index, which evaluates countries according to their capacity to shape their external environment, while Poling is the author of On dangerous ground: America’s century in the South China Sea (2022), which examines the United States’ involvement and interest in the South China Sea.  

    Join us to explore how key regional players exploit their resources to shape the future of not only a complex maritime dispute but also global security. 

    8 March 2023 (Wednesday)
    Time09.30am – 11.45am
    VenueAuditorium, ISIS Malaysia


    Due to overwhelming response, this event has reached maximum capacity.

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    Susannah Patton


    Gregory Poling


    Shahriman Lockman

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