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The Lowy Institute is generously offering YPFP members 10 free tickets to its event, "Power Dynamics in the Asia-Pacific."
Wealth and power are shifting east. Three of the world’s four largest economies are in Asia, and the fourth, the United States, is a Pacific power. By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in Asia, compared with just over a tenth in the West. Asia’s economic transformation is reshaping the global distribution of power, changing the way the region — and indeed the world — works politically and strategically. Just as significantly, tensions between Asian powers will define war and peace in the 21st century.
The Lowy Institute — an independent, non-partisan, international policy think tank based in Australia — has created an Asia Power Index, the most comprehensive assessment of power and influence in Asia ever undertaken. It measures and ranks 25 countries — including the United States, as the major external player in Asia — in terms of their power. The Index evaluates each country on 114 indicators of power, including measures of economic, military, defense, diplomatic, and cultural power.
On the occasion of the launch of this Index, join us for a conversation on power dynamics across the Asia-Pacific, in a panel discussion chaired by Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove with speakers including Asia Society Policy Institute President the Hon. Kevin Rudd, Permanent Representative of Singapore to the United Nations H.E. Ambassador Burhan Gafoor, The New Yorker and POLITICO commentator Susan Glasser, and Director of the Lowy Institute's Asia Power Index Project Herve Lemahieu. The panel will cover topics such as the most powerful players in the region, the economic trajectories of Asian powers, whether economic or military power proves mightier in the region, and potential solutions to the region’s increasingly volatile security situation.
Please note that this is not a YPFP-hosted nor sponsored event. We are sharing this event with our members for their benefit.
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