US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at the University of Indonesia, in Jakarta, on December 14, as part of US attempts to boost engagement in Southeast Asia. Photo: Reuters
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at the University of Indonesia, in Jakarta, on December 14, as part of US attempts to boost engagement in Southeast Asia. Photo: Reuters
Philip J. Cunningham
Opinion

Opinion

Philip J. Cunningham

How the Indo-Pacific became the new arena for US-China rivalry

  • As Washington ups its interest in Southeast Asia, it has made ‘Indo-Pacific’ its preferred term for the vast region that stretches from India to Australia
  • The name is an attempt to align geographic and political categories as the US competes with China for influence

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at the University of Indonesia, in Jakarta, on December 14, as part of US attempts to boost engagement in Southeast Asia. Photo: Reuters
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at the University of Indonesia, in Jakarta, on December 14, as part of US attempts to boost engagement in Southeast Asia. Photo: Reuters
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