This book examines key issue areas of Indo-Pacific strategies such as cyber security, space security, maritime security, emerging technologies, and institutional framework in the context of deepening US-China rivalry.  

With greater interconnectedness across various fields, the Indo-Pacific region faces greater security challenges including future strategic power competition. States are increasingly engaging in intense strategic activities and strengthening partnerships. The first part of book focuses on the strategic competition between the United States and China in different areas including cyber security, space security, maritime security, emerging technologies, and institutional framework. The second part of the book presents the perspectives of different local actors in the regional theatre and the intentions and concepts of their growing interconnectedness under Indo-Pacific strategies, including China, Russia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and North Korea.

Through examining different aspects of US Indo-Pacific strategy, this edited book contributes to better understanding of US Indo-Pacific strategy and its implications for broader security cooperation in a more interconnected world. The book will be of interest to scholars and policy makers working on Asian Security, Politics, International Relations and the security dynamics of East Asia and the Indo-Pacific.

Introduction Part I. Broader Security Cooperation in a Smaller World: US Indo-Pacific Strategy in Different Issue Areas Chapter 1. Institutional Dilemma: Quad and ASEAN in the Indo-Pacific; Chapter 2. China’s Rising Space Power and the CCP’s Survival in the Indo-Pacific Era; Chapter 3. Bilateral Alliances in an Interconnected Cyber World: Cyber Deterrence and Operational Control in the US Indo-Pacific Strategy; Chapter 4. The US-China Strategic Competition and Emerging Technologies in the Indo-Pacific: Strategies for Building, Dominating, and Managing Networks; Chapter 5. Norm-contestation in the South China Sea Dispute; Chapter 6. Strengthening Indo-Pacific Chip Supply Chain: Opportunities and Obstacles for a Tech Alliance Part II. Interconnectedness and Local Actors: US Indo-Pacific Strategy and Foreign Policy Challenges Chapter 7. From Concept to Strategic Reality: Indo-Pacific Strategy from the Perspective of Chinese Scholars; Chapter 8. Russia in Indo-Pacific Region; Chatpter 9. India’s Position in a New US-China Cold War: Pointed Alignment Strategy and Middle Power Diplomacy; Chapter 10. Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region: Prospects and Challenges; Chapter 11. Perils of the Orient: Hong Kong as a Battleground in the US-China Rivalry; Chapter 12. Taming the Nuclear Elephant: The US Indo-Pacific Strategy on North Korea; Conclusion: The Danger of Misunderstanding ‘Interests’