1st Edition

Indo-Pacific Strategies and Foreign Policy Challenges The US-China Strategic Competition

Edited By Hyun Ji Rim, James E. Platte Copyright 2023
    244 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book examines key issue areas of Indo-Pacific strategies such as cyber security, space security, maritime security, emerging technologies, and institutional frameworks in the context of deepening US–China rivalry.  

    With greater interconnectedness across various fields, the Indo-Pacific region faces greater security challenges including future strategic power competition. States are increasingly engaging in intense strategic activities and strengthening partnerships. The first part of book focuses on the strategic competition between the United States and China in different areas including cyber security, space security, maritime security, emerging technologies, and institutional frameworks. The second part of the book presents the perspectives of different local actors in the regional theatre and the intentions and concepts behind their growing interconnectedness under Indo-Pacific strategies, including China, Russia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and North Korea.

    Through examining different aspects of US–Indo-Pacific strategy, this edited book contributes to a better understanding of Indo-Pacific strategy and its implications for broader security cooperation in a more interconnected world. The book will be of interest to scholars and policy makers working on Asian Security, Politics, International Relations, and the security dynamics of East Asia and the Indo-Pacific.

    Introduction, Hyun Ji Rim and James E. Platte Part I. Broader Security Cooperation in a Smaller World: US Indo-Pacific Strategy in Different Issue Areas Chapter 1. Institutional Dilemma: Quad and ASEAN in the Indo-Pacific, Kei Koga; Chapter 2. China’s Rising Space Power and the CCP’s Survival in the Indo-Pacific Era, Fumiko Sasaki; Chapter 3. Bilateral Alliances in an Interconnected Cyber World: Cyber Deterrence and Operational Control in the US Indo-Pacific Strategy, James E. Platte; Chapter 4. The US-China Strategic Competition and Emerging Technologies in the Indo-Pacific: Strategies for Building, Dominating, and Managing Networks, Hyun Ji Rim; Chapter 5. Norm-contestation in the South China Sea Dispute, Sinisa Vukovic and Paul-Jakob Fechner; Chapter 6. Strengthening Indo-Pacific Chip Supply Chain: Opportunities and Obstacles for a Tech Alliance, Jonathan Corrado Part II. Interconnectedness and Local Actors: US Indo-Pacific Strategy and Foreign Policy Challenges Chapter 7. From Concept to Strategic Reality: Indo-Pacific Strategy from the Perspective of Chinese Scholars, Li Li and Tianjiao Jiang; Chapter 8. Russia in Indo-Pacific Region, Anna Batta; Chatpter 9. India’s Position in a New US-China Cold War: Pointed Alignment Strategy and Middle Power Diplomacy, Mahima Duggal; Chapter 10. Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region: Prospects and Challenges, Sana Hashmi; Chapter 11. Perils of the Orient: Hong Kong as a Battleground in the US-China Rivalry, Chi Keung Charles Fung and Seanon S. Wong; Chapter 12. Taming the Nuclear Elephant: The US Indo-Pacific Strategy on North Korea, Minsung Kim; Conclusion: The Danger of Misunderstanding ‘Interests’, David A. Welch


    Hyun Ji Rim is Non-Resident Scholar at the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, and Visiting Research Associate at University of Missouri–Kansas City.

    James E. Platte is Assistant Professor with the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, USA.