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Watch | Indo-Pacific and Quad: Views from Australia and New Zealand

Happymon Jacob discusses with his panellists whether the security decisions taken by Canberra and Wellington are handicapped by the strong economic ties both countries share with China.

In this special episode for The Wire, Happymon Jacob is joined by an eminent panel consisting of Anne-Marie Brady (University Of Canterbury, New Zealand), David Capie (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) and Euan Graham (IISS-Asia, Singapore). The panellists in this conversation discuss how Australia and New Zealand views the growing Chinese challenge in the Indo-Pacific and the South China Sea.

The conversation also revolves around Oceania and interests in the Quad given the growing belligerence of China in the region. The discussion also probes whether the security decisions taken by Canberra and Wellington are handicapped by the strong economic ties both countries share with China and provides insights into India’s role in their strategies to tackle the ‘China Challenge’.