Far from being an obscure account of words and maps, the narrative of the Indo-Pacific helps nations face one of the great international dilemmas of the 21st century: how can other countries respond to a strong and often coercive China without resorting to capitulation or conflict? Some voices warn that the Indo-Pacific is actually code for geopolitical agendas. For many years, people and governments have readily recognised terms like Asia or Asia-Pacific, so why add a new geographical descriptor? And what difference to peopleâ€™s lives â€“ to their peace, autonomy, dignity and material wellbeing â€“ does a new name for their part of the world make anyway?
|Title of host publication||ASIAN GEOPOLITICS AND THE USâ€“CHINA RIVALRY|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|