About the Project
The Indo-Pacific is a critical region shaping the future of the United States’ role in the world and its competition with China. Yet many of the most influential voices from the United States’ important democratic partners – Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea -- go unrecognized in U.S. policy and media circles. A number of these are women, whose established leadership and perspectives in various fields – political, economic, industrial, scientific, and social -- are critical to any strong understanding of their political landscapes and relationships with the United States.
CFR’s Women’s Voices From the Indo-Pacific highlights the expertise of powerful women across five U.S. democratic partner countries in the Indo-Pacific. Once a week, CFR will publish an interview with a prominent woman from these countries whose work influences the U.S. bilateral relationship with their respective country, and their role in the Indo-Pacific and the world. Each interview will feature her work and analysis on emerging dynamics in her sphere of influence and how they matter for both the Indo-Pacific and the United States. Think of it as a roadmap to understanding both policymaking in the Indo-Pacific and the game-changing women who shape it.
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