Shifting Strategic Dynamics in the Indo-Pacific Region

implications for Australia and India

Dalbir Ahlawat, D. Gopal

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

Abstract

Since the US declaration of ‘pivot’ and subsequent ‘re-balancing’ in the Asia-
Pacific region in 2011 and China’s assertion of its hegemonic behaviour in the
South China Sea has resulted in polarisation among the countries in the region.
Obama administration’s push to strengthen alliances and partnerships, instead
of subduing China, made Beijing to firm-up its stand on the South China Sea
notwithstanding the international arbitration tribunal judgement against its
claims. Furthermore, Beijing initiated parallel institutions to deter the US
manoeuvres to checkmate a multipolar Asia and a unipolar international
system. With Trump in the White House and his assertion to dilute the alliance
system, encourage nuclear weapons proliferation, improvement in relations with
Russia and fight terror has changed the regional security and strategic
dynamics. These new subtleties give rise to different implications to regional
countries like Australia and India. A major objective of this chapter is to analyse
the evolving strategic dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region, underline the US
and China’s strategic overtures, discuss implications of the Trump
administration’s policy postures and insinuations for Australia and India.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndia-Australia Relations
Subtitle of host publicationEvolving Polycentric World Order
EditorsD. Gopal, Dalbir Ahlawat
Place of PublicationNew Delhi
PublisherPentagon Press
Pages12-32
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9789386618115
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on India-Australia Relations and Evolving Polycentric World Order - New Delhi, India
Duration: 26 Nov 201527 Nov 2015
http://www.ignou.ac.in/userfiles/Concept_Note__for_Conference.pdf

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on India-Australia Relations and Evolving Polycentric World Order
CountryIndia
CityNew Delhi
Period26/11/1527/11/15
Internet address

Keywords

  • Indo-Pacific
  • Strategy
  • Security
  • Donald Trump
  • India
  • Australia

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    Ahlawat, D., & Gopal, D. (2017). Shifting Strategic Dynamics in the Indo-Pacific Region: implications for Australia and India. In D. Gopal, & D. Ahlawat (Eds.), India-Australia Relations: Evolving Polycentric World Order (pp. 12-32). [2] New Delhi: Pentagon Press.