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A New Region? Building partnerships for cooperative institutions in the Indo-Pacific

Wilson, Jeffrey (2018) A New Region? Building partnerships for cooperative institutions in the Indo-Pacific. Perth USAsia

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Abstract

The terms we use to describe regions often reflect national perspectives and priorities. For most of the last two decades, the ‘Asia-Pacific’ concept dominated thinking regarding who, and what issues, characterised Asian regionalism. But in the mid- 2000s, the expanded ‘Indo-Pacific’ concept began to emerge as a way of describing the economic, diplomatic and security interdependencies stretching across our region. This new spatial concept extends westwards, along the Southeast and South Asian littorals, the range of governments considered a part of the region. It also brings new issues and challenges to the forefront of cooperation initiatives…

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: Asia Research Centre
Series Name: Report from the Perth US-Asia Centre Australia-US Indo-Pacific Strategy Conference
Publisher: Perth USAsia
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/41761
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