The emergence of the Indo-Pacific construct can be viewed as predominantly driven by a realist balance of power logic informing the behaviour of key regional states, to guard against deleterious outcomes associated with the rising power China. This strategy by Japan, Australia and India helps align aspects of their foreign policy via the use of the strategically- driven regional concept. An analytically eclectic conceptual framework helps explain that the spatial broadening of the region into the Indian Ocean and therefore including India into the regional balance of power is achieved through the use of strategic discourse, norms and identity.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||15 Jun 2021|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2021|