Conflict and Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific: New Geopolitical Realities

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Ash Rossiter, Brendon J. Cannon






214 pages









Book Description

The document “Conflict and Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific: New Geopolitical Realities” (PDF) investigates the most significant strategic questions regarding the upcoming Indo-Pacific region by providing a perceptive analysis of the present and future patterns of rivalry and cooperation of key nations in the region. This allows the document to investigate the most important strategic questions regarding the upcoming Indo-Pacific region.

This ebook provides insights into the evolving Indo-Pacific visions and strategies being developed in Japan, Australia, India, and the United States in reaction to shifting geopolitical realities. It explores emerging policies of cooperation and conflict adopted by Indo-Pacific states in response to an ascending China. This book provides evidence of geopolitical advancements in what some people consider to be a spatially coherent maritime zone ranging from the eastern Pacific to the western Indian Ocean. This zone involves small island nations and countries that line its coastline regions. In addition to this, it conducts an analysis of the creation and implementation of Indo-Pacific policies and plans by a large number of important states. The contributors offer insights into the grand strategies of great powers as well as case-studies spanning from the Philippines to the Maldives to Kenya in relation to this critically important topic. Both macro and micro perspectives are presented. According to the book, new adversaries, shifting alliances, and economic ebbs and flows in the Indo-Pacific region will give rise to new geopolitical realities and shape much more beyond in the twenty-first century.

This ebook will be of interest to policymakers along with students and academics in the fields of International Relations; Foreign Policy; Security Studies; East and South Asian Studies; Diplomacy and International Law; East African Studies; Australian Studies; and Middle East Studies. It is a timely contribution to the rapidly expanding policy and scholarly discussions about what is likely to be the determining region for international politics for future generations.


“The Indo-Pacific is a zone that is still being formed and a territory that is always changing; there are different definitions of where it begins and where it ends. These concise pieces are going to be of great assistance to academics and political strategists as they navigate an active and evolving conversation. Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, United Service Institution of India, New Delhi, Dr. Sanjaya Baru

“This ebook, Conflict and Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, is an important and prompt addition to the developing literature on the Indo-Pacific. It includes sophisticated discussions of perspectives from India, Japan, Australia, the United States, China, and the Philippines. Conflict and Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific is an important and prompt addition to the developing literature on the Indo-Pacific. The ebook serves as a useful and necessary reminder that various nations’ conceptions of their “region” are formed in a wide variety of distinct ways. Senior Research Fellow at the National Security College, Australian National University, Canberra — Dr. David Brewster

“The Indo-Pacific is growing in importance as a strategically integrated theatre of competition and cooperation. The authors and editors of this ebook deserve praise for its presentation of the Indo-Pacific strategies and visions of the partner states, along with a variety of responses to those strategies and visions from across this vast region. This is an important contribution to the field, and the authors and editors deserve recognition for their efforts. As a result, the study of the international relations of the Indo-Pacific region benefits greatly from the inclusion of this information. Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Tsutomu Kikuchi

This volume makes a significant and timely contribution to the existing body of research on the Indo-Pacific region. The ebook demonstrates the potential for both conflict and cooperation throughout this extensive geopolitical territory, and it does so by bringing together a diverse spectrum of top academics from around the world. This collection provides updated perspectives on a topic that is of the utmost significance, and it does so by way of in-depth case studies that cover countries as diverse as Japan, the Philippines, and East Africa. This ebook comes highly recommended from me.” — The Honorable Dr. Satu Limaye, Vice President and Director of the East-West Center in Washington, District of Columbia

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Table of contents

Table of contents :
Half Title
Series Page
Title Page
Copyright Page
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
List of Key terms
Chapter 1: Conflict and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific: New geopolitical realities
New geopolitical realities in the Indo-Pacific
China’s swelling regional influence and involvement
Choices and conundrums for the Indo-Pacific powers
Debating the Indo-Pacific
Conflict and cooperation across the Indo-Pacific
Chapter 2: India’s approach to the “Quad” and the salience of China
Arrival and return of the Quad
Why does India endorse the Quad?
Post-Cold War Sino-US rivalry and the Quad
India–China relations vis-à-vis the Quad
Summing up: the Quad disorder
Chapter 3: Decoding Japan’s “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” concept
Origins of a so-called “strategy”
Decoding the FOIP through policy statements
Three pillars: The security angle
FOIP as a maritime security policy
Peace and stability
The FOIP and China
Chapter 4: US strategic re-positioning to the “Indo-Pacific”: A paradigm shift
Presence (actorness)
Chapter 5: Australia and the construction of the Indo-Pacific
(Re-)Constructing the region: from Asia-Pacific to the Indo-Pacific
Australia in the Indo-Pacific: position, behavior, identity and agency
Australia’s strategy towards the Indo-Pacific
Chapter 6: Competing regional visions: China’s Belt and Road Initiative versus the Indo-Pacific Partnership
Defining regions and regional cooperation in Asia
Integrating Asia with Chinese characteristics: the Belt and Road Initiative
Chinese foreign policy under Xi Jinping
The Belt and Road Initiative: a new way of organizing Asia?
The Indo-Pacific Partnership: hub-and-spoke system 2.0?
US foreign policy under Donald Trump
Attitudes of Australia, India and Japan
Chapter 7: Japan’s Indo-Pacific: Operationalizing Tokyo’s vision in eastern Africa
The Indo-Pacific and the international relations of eastern Africa
Competing state interests
The political economy of ports and natural resources
Eastern Africa and China
Creating Japan’s Indo-Pacific vision
Eastern Africa and Japan
Contextualizing Japan’s and China’s approaches to the region
Chapter 8: China and India: Nautical games in the Indian Ocean
Caught in the middle
Sri Lanka: the fulcrum of rivalry
To lease or not to lease: from 199 years to 99 years
Tug-of-war over the Maldives
Move over, India—here comes China
Move over, China—here comes India
The Seychelles saga
Mauritian maneuvers
Chinese checkers
New Delhi dilemmas
A clash of values and visions: BRI versus the FOIP
The geometry of geopolitics
Chapter 9: Indo-Pacific geopolitics and foreign policy: The case of the Philippines, 2010–2018
Responding to Indo-Pacific geopolitics
From China’s naval expansion to US strategic rebalancing
Fear over the loss of territorial rights
Thwarting the strategic rebalancing: the Belt and Road Initiative
Fear over the loss of economic benefits
Twenty-first century US–China strategic competition
The fear of entanglement
The power of fear

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