An American strategy for the Indo-Pacific in an age of US-China competition: Enhancing alliances, economic engagement, and regional stability

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An American strategy for the Indo-Pacific in an age of US-China competition: Enhancing alliances, economic engagement, and regional stability

14 Nov 2022

region matters Since China is continuing to make aggressive moves to enforce its far-reaching sovereignty claims in the East China and South China seas, The Indo-Pacific has occupied pride of place in the United States must continue to assert the Republican and Democratic administrations alike, importance of a rules-based maritime order that with the clear recognition that it will shape the includ. [...] Where the United As the region continues to make strides with an outward-looking economic model, it is expected States sits on the that the vast majority of the world’s middle class will eventually reside in Asia.1 Unfortunately, the Indo- Indo-Pacific Pacific is bedeviled by existing and new security challenges that include tensions in the Taiwan Strait, intractable territorial disputes in the So. [...] policy and leadership in the Indo-Pacific Sea, an expanded nuclear and missile program in are based on strong foundations: the bipartisan North Korea, a renewed military standoff along the recognition of the centrality of the Indo-Pacific to Sino-India border, and the continuing fallout from the America’s long-term security and economic interests, 2021 military coup in Myanmar. [...] forum, ASEAN, the ASEAN Regional Forum, and the East Asia Summit forum; the Compacts of Free Association (in the Pacific Islands) and the Indian To advance this positive vision of regional order, the Ocean Rim Association; and Chinese-led multi- United States must work effectively with allies, part- lateral efforts such as the Shanghai Cooperation ners, and other regional actors in the Indo-Pacifi. [...] The country’s landmark Belt and Road Other formidable challenges for the United States Initiative aims to close the infrastructure finance gap, and its partners include the fusion of civil-military boost regional connectivity, expand markets, and relations in China and the resurgence of state secure Beijing’s leadership in the Indo-Pacific.

Authors

Richard C. Bush; Tanvi Madan; Mireya Solís; Jonathan Stromseth; and Andrew Yeo

Pages
10
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United States of America