Conflict and Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific: New Geopolitical Realities, (PDF) explores the most important strategic questions about the upcoming Indo-Pacific region by offering an incisive analysis of the present and future patterns of rivalry and cooperation of key nations in the region.
Exploring emerging policies of cooperation and conflict adopted by Indo-Pacific states in response to an ascending China, the ebook provides insights into the evolving Indo-Pacific visions and strategies being developed in Japan, Australia, India, and the US in reaction to shifting geopolitical realities. The ebook gives evidence of geopolitical advances in what some observe as a spatially coherent maritime zone stretching from the eastern Pacific to the western Indian Ocean, involving small island states and countries that line its coastal. It also evaluates the development and operationalization of Indo-Pacific policies and strategies of numerous key nations. Contributors provide both macro and micro point of views to this critically significant topic, providing insights into the grand strategies of great powers along with case-studies ranging from the Philippines to the Maldives to Kenya. The ebook suggests that new opponents, changing alliances and economic ebbs and flows in the Indo-Pacific will bring forth new geopolitical realities and shape much else beyond in the twenty-first century.
A timely contribution to the swiftly expanding policy and scholarly discussions about what is likely to be the determining region for international politics for future generations, the 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.
“The Indo-Pacific is a zone in the making and a region in flux, with numerous definitions of where it begins and ends. These brief essays will help scholars and strategists find heir way through a vibrant and developing discourse.” — Dr. Sanjaya Baru, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies & Analysis, United Service Institution of India, New Delhi
“This ebook, Conflict and Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, is an important and prompt addition to the developing literature on the Indo-Pacific, including sophisticated discussions of perspectives from India, Japan, Australia, the United States, China, and the Philippines. The ebook is an important reminder that different countries construct ideas of their ‘region’ in very different ways.” — Dr. David Brewster, Senior Research Fellow, National Security College, Australian National University, Canberra
“The Indo-Pacific is rising as a strategically integrated stage of competition and cooperation. The authors and editors should be commended for this ebook, one that presents with precision and in well-researched detail the Indo-Pacific strategies and visions of the partner states along with varied reactions to them across this vast region. Thus, it is a significant addition to the study of the international relations of Indo-Pacific.” — Tsutomu Kikuchi, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
“This volume makes a prompt contribution to the literature on the Indo-Pacific. Bringing together a range of leading scholars from across the world, the ebook reveals the possibilities for conflict and cooperation across this broad geopolitical region. Featuring in-depth case studies―ranging from Japan to Philippines to East Africa―the volume offers fresh analyses on this critically important region. I highly recommend this ebook.” — Dr. Satu Limaye, Vice President & Director of East-West Center, Washington, D.C.
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