Is Indo-Pacific the ‘New’ Pivot?


It is unclear exactly what the Indo-Pacific concept entails—especially regarding the future relations between New Delhi and Beijing

Government officials and scholars around the world have quickly switched their labels for Asia from “Asia Pacific” to “Indo-Pacific” after President Donald Trump popularized the latter during his first Asia trip in November 2017.

Freg 2b“Indo-Pacific” as a geopolitical concept first appeared in European publications in the 1920s.

For example, it was mentioned in retired German general Karl Ernst Haushofer’s Geopolitics of the Pacific Ocean.

In recent years, however, several countries, including the…

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