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CPPR TOWNHALL on China in South Pacific: Geopolitical Implications and Strategic Futures | CPPR TOWNHALL SERIES Ep 10

Event Start Date:
June 17, 2022
Event End Date:
June 17, 2022
Event Venue:

CPPR TOWNHALL on China in South Pacific: Geopolitical Implications and Strategic Futures | CPPR TOWNHALL SERIES Ep 10

Date: 17 June2022
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Venue: Online (ZOOM)

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South Pacific or Oceania is arising as a significant theatre of geopolitics in the 21st century. China’s growing presence in the region is a cause of worry for traditional security providers of the region like Australia and New Zealand. The recent security deal signed between China and the Solomon Islands is a case in point which has significant geostrategic implications. Further, China’s attempts to carve out a “Common Development Vision” for other Pacific Island nations is indicative of its long term strategic goals in the South Pacific. In this context CPPR is hosting this discussion to deliberate on the current geo political implications and future strategies for the region.


Muraleedharan Nair, Senior Fellow, CPPR

Don McLain Gill, Manila-based Geopolitical Analyst and Author


Sharon Susan Koshy, Associate, Research, CPPR


About the Speakers:

Muraleedharan Nair

After completing studies at University of Kerala, Muraleedharan Nair did a Post-graduate programme in Marketing and Advertising from Bhavan’s Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication and Management, Mumbai. He has held various positions in the Government, in India and abroad. Besides publishing research papers in various books and journals, Mr. Nair writes commentaries in newspapers and magazines regularly.  He also participates in conferences, seminars and panel discussions on strategic affairs at different universities, think-tanks, TV channels, All India Radio, etc. A Distinguished Senior Fellow with Defence Research and Studies, he speaks Urdu and Chinese.

Don McLain Gill

Don McLain Gill is a Manila-based geopolitical analyst and author who specializes in Indo-Pacific affairs, Philippine foreign policy, and India-Southeast Asian relations. He has over 100 publications to his credit, and he has written for major peer-reviewed international journals, book projects, and other top international affairs publishers such as The Diplomat, Asia Times, South China Morning Post, Observer Research Foundation, Economic Times, ThePrint, DNA India, RUSI, The Stimson Center, Financial Express, and The Pioneer, among others. Don also takes part in interviews by international media on a wide array of issues regarding Indo-Pacific affairs, South and Southeast Asian geopolitics, and Philippine foreign policy.