- Dec 3, 2017
look at these guys, they are in europe and worried about Indian ocean. The level of strategic thinking is not only far reaching but also far ahead.The Netherlands believes that it is desirable for the European Union to develop its own vision of the Indo-Pacific,”
This latest bout in China’s infamous “wolf warrior diplomacy” comes amid Australian push back against Chinese interference and influence operations, beginning with new laws issued in 2018. Canberra’s April call for an investigation into the origin of the novel coronavirus, its ban on Chinese 5G infrastructure, as well as its increasingly visible and rejuvenated military partnerships with like-minded powers in the Indo-Pacific have all irked Beijing.
So “Indo-Pacific” will not go away, rooted as it is in the geography of the new and growing great power strategic rivalry, the escalating linkages embracing the two geographical regions, and its sponsorship by the world’s leading power. It is now part of the official lexicon of the US and its Asian allies and of some leading European countries which have outlined their own Indo-Pacific strategies. Too much has already been invested in it by key countries.“Asia-Pacific” may have long to live but “Indo-Pacific” will shape more our future mental maps.