In the fifth COVE+ Compact video, Queensland University of Technology's Dr Peter Anderson discusses the Indo-Pacific as both a place and an idea. This video will help you to understand the concept of the 'Indo-Pacific', the security issues challenging Indo-Pacific nations, great power geopolitics, and the strategies that may be necessary to maintain a free, stable, and secure Indo-Pacific region.

The Indo-Pacific – a centre of global economic activity, military expenditure, and strategic competition – is considered here as an integrated system. The concept and region has increasing significance in the geopolitical context and especially to Australia.

This Compact is a condensed version of the COVE+ unit of the same name in an easily accessible video format. Not sure if you want to commence the self-paced unit or are time poor? Or just looking for a quick primer on the Indo-Pacific? Watch the video below.

After more? Check out The Cove's Know Your Region series and expand your understanding of Australia's neighbours.