Bridging the Oceans Podcasts

This podcast creates a platform to discuss the key defence and security questions of the world’s most dynamic region: the Indo-Pacific.



The idea of the Indo-Pacific as a theatre for influence and power is gaining prominence among governments and expert communities across the world.

A number of regional and global powers with interests in the region, as well as groupings like ASEAN, have presented their own unique interpretations of the Indo-Pacific as a strategic concept that connects the Indian and Pacific Oceans along with their littoral states as an integrated arena for competition and collaboration.


Select a season

Season 1

Bridging the Oceans, hosted by Veerle Nouwens, will explore what the Indo-Pacific is, where its limits lie, and what the fast-evolving defence and security issues are in this dynamic part of the world.

Together with a diverse range of experts, the podcast will also analyse today’s top geopolitical questions in the Indo-Pacific, understand how these are seen within the region itself, and consider how these issues may impact countries outside the region, like the United Kingdom.

Podcast team

Research support and coordination for Bridging the Oceans is provided by Aaditya Dave, and our sound engineer is Two Jacks Communications.

Episode 35: Macron, France’s EU Presidency, and the Indo-Pacific
clock46 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 34: Ukraine’s War and the Lessons for Taiwan
clock21 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 33: India and the Russia-Ukraine War
clock23 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 32: Influence and Interference in Europe and the Indo-Pacific
clock31 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 31: Ukraine’s Indo-Pacific Impact: The View from Tokyo
clock25 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 30: Biden’s Indo-Pacific Approach: What’s New?
clock26 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 29: What’s All the RAUKUS About? The View from Washington
clock52 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 28: What’s All the RAUKUS About? Japan’s Ambivalence and Looming Reality Check
clock47 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 27: What’s All the RAUKUS About? Southeast Asia’s Mixed Response
clock51 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 26: What’s all the RAUKUS About? A Focus on France
clock38 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 25: What’s All the RAUKUS About? The View from Australia
clock54 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 24: US Perspectives on Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean Region
clock52 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 23: Sailing East of Suez – the Royal Navy and the Indo-Pacific
clock44 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 22: The Quad in the Indo-Pacific: Purpose, Policies and Perspectives
clock57 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 21: African Agency and the Indo-Pacific
clock64 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 20: Japan’s Security in 2021: A New Defence White Paper
clock48 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 19: Taiwan’s Place in the Indo-Pacific
clock49 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 18: Taking on Chinese Tech: Can the EU and US Find Common Ground?
clock43 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 17: All but in Name: China’s Indo-Pacific Ambitions
clock48 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 16: A Fractured Transatlantic Approach to China and Space Policy
clock51 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 15: Large Ocean States in the South Pacific
clock43 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 14: A Transatlantic Tech Talk
clock43 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 13: Japan’s Engagement with Southeast Asia
clock32 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 12: A Transatlantic Dialogue on China
clock48 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 11: Indonesia’s Foreign and Security Policies
clock38 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 10: New Zealand's Indo-Pacific Recalibration
clock40 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 9: Turning to the Indo-Pacific: Canada Examines a Future Role
clock40 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 8: South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Synergy
clock31 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 7: Title: Trump, Biden, and the Indo-Pacific
clock56 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 6: Europe Turns to the Indo-Pacific
clock50 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 5: Australia’s Indo-Pacific Approach: Principles and Partnerships
clock51 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 4: ASEAN’s Outlook: Maintaining Centrality in the Indo-Pacific
clock59 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 3: India’s Indo-Pacific Vision: Stabilising the Indian Ocean Region
clock50 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 2: Japan’s Indo-Pacific Vision: What's Next After Abe?
clock37 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Episode 1: Conceptualising the Indo-Pacific
clock36 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right
Podcast trailer: Bridging the Oceans
clock2 Minute Listen
View onlinechevron-right