Amid a flurry of hard-hitting sanctions from Europe and the U.S., the reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the Indo-Pacific has been relatively muted. Only Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan have announced significant financial sanctions and export controls against Moscow, while others have resisted Western pressure to even condemn the invasion. In this panel discussion, experts will discuss the reaction and strategic approaches of Indo-Pacific countries to the crisis in Ukraine, including Russia’s long-term partners, China and India, as well as the implications of the crisis for the security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region as a whole.


Dr Yu Jie, Senior Research Fellow on China in the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House.

Dr Shruti Kapila, Associate Professor of Indian History and Global Political Thought at the University of Cambridge.

Cleo Paskal, Non-Resident Senior Fellow for the Indo-Pacific at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies



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