Strategic Asia 2021-22: Tumultuous Times in the Indo-Pacific

Committee Staff Briefing

On January 20, 2022, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) convened a bicameral, bipartisan informational briefing for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC), Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and House Armed Services Committee (HASC) staff on the findings of the latest Strategic Asia volume. Experts assessed the impact of three major trends on the geopolitical environment of the Indo-Pacific region: intensifying strategic competition between China and the United States, growing pushback against globalization, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Each chapter examines how these challenges shape the security environment, grand strategy, and national and economic power for a country or in a region and analyzes the implications for U.S. interests.



Ashley J. Tellis
Research Director of the Strategic Asia Program at the National Bureau of Asian Research and Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Michael J. Green
Director of Asian Studies and Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Rebecca Strating
Executive Director of La Trobe Asia and an Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations in the Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy at La Trobe University.

Joanne Wallis
Professor of International Security in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Adelaide.


Joshua Nezam
Director of Congressional Affairs, The National Bureau of Asian Research