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The Making of "Indo-Pacific": Driving Forces, Diverse Discourses and Contending Strategies



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Much attention has been paid to the notion and setting of "Indo-Pacific" in recent years. It becomes a buzzword, to some extent, replacing "Asia- Pacific" as the focal point in regional stability and prosperity among stakeholders in Asia. In order to better portray contesting approaches for Indo-Pacific engagement, this study explores driving forces that shape the current power configuration in the Indo-Pacific region, unfolds the development of Indo-Pacific strategies among major powers such as Japan, the United States, Australia and India, and concludes with strategic implications for Taiwan's New Southbound Policy.


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