This book examines key issue areas of Indo-Pacific strategies such as cyber security, space security, maritime security, emerging technologies, and institutional frameworks 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 frameworks. The second part of the book presents the perspectives of different local actors in the regional theatre and the intentions and concepts behind 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 a better understanding of 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.

chapter |6 pages


part I|110 pages

Broader Security Cooperation in a Smaller World

chapter 1|17 pages

Institutional Dilemma

Quad and ASEAN in the Indo-Pacific Region

chapter 3|16 pages

Bilateral Alliances in an Interconnected Cyber World

Cyber Deterrence and Operational Control in the US Indo-Pacific Strategy

chapter 4|19 pages

The US–China Strategic Competition and Emerging Technologies in the Indo-Pacific Region

Strategies for Building, Dominating, and Managing Networks

chapter 6|19 pages

Strengthening the Indo-Pacific Chip Supply Chain

Opportunities and Obstacles for a Tech Alliance

part II|108 pages

Interconnectedness and Local Actors

chapter 7|14 pages

From Concept to Strategic Reality

Indo-Pacific Strategy from the Perspective of Chinese Scholars

chapter 8|15 pages

Russia in the Indo-Pacific Region

chapter 9|22 pages

India's Position in a New US–China Cold War

Pointed Alignment Strategy and Middle Power Diplomacy

chapter 10|12 pages

Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region

Prospects and Challenges

chapter 11|14 pages

Perils of the Orient

Hong Kong as a Battleground in the US–China Rivalry

chapter 12|18 pages

Taming the Nuclear Elephant

The US Indo-Pacific Strategy on North Korea

chapter |11 pages


The Danger of Misunderstanding ‘Interests’