US Vice-President Kamala Harris visits the littoral combat ship USS Tulsa in Singapore on August 23, 2021. Photo: US Navy/Handout
US Vice-President Kamala Harris visits the littoral combat ship USS Tulsa in Singapore on August 23, 2021. Photo: US Navy/Handout
Diplomacy

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What is the Indo-Pacific region and why does the US keep using this term?

  • Washington for decades referred to the vast stretch of territory between Australia and India as the Asia-Pacific but the ‘strategic lexicon’ shifted under Trump
  • Yet the Biden administration continues to define the region as Indo-Pacific, in line with the US foreign policy response to China’s growing influence

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US Vice-President Kamala Harris visits the littoral combat ship USS Tulsa in Singapore on August 23, 2021. Photo: US Navy/Handout
US Vice-President Kamala Harris visits the littoral combat ship USS Tulsa in Singapore on August 23, 2021. Photo: US Navy/Handout
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