Russia Is Skeptical Of the US’ ‘Indo-Pacific’ Concept

Russia Is Skeptical Of the US’ ‘Indo-Pacific’ Concept

The interview that Russian Prime Minister Medevedev gave to the Bangkok Post during his recent visit to Thailand to attend the ASEAN Summit there served to remind everyone of Russia’s skepticism towards the US’ “Indo-Pacific” concept, which he believes reduces the bloc’s centrality in regional affairs and also unnecessarily pressures its members to depart from…

New Bases to Counter China? Indo-Pacific is New Priority Region for the US

New Bases to Counter China? Indo-Pacific is New Priority Region for the US

After devastating the Middle East through sanctions, warfare, and the backing of extremists to fight proxy wars, the Indo-Pacific region – not the Middle East – is now the Pentagon’s “priority” region. Esper made it evident that the US had its eye on a number of key locations in the Indo-Pacific region, in which he…

The Recent Japanese Elections Might Slow Down the US’ “Indo-Pacific” Strategy

The Recent Japanese Elections Might Slow Down the US’ “Indo-Pacific” Strategy

Last month’s Japanese elections saw Prime Minister Abe’s ruling bloc lose its two-thirds parliamentary supermajority needed to change the country’s pacifist constitution, which could seriously slow down the US’ “Indo-Pacific” strategy, especially regarding the formation of an anti-Iranian naval coalition in the Gulf and the possible military expansion of the joint Indo-Japanese “Asia-Africa Growth Corridor”….

Debunking the Indo-Pacific Myth

Debunking the Indo-Pacific Myth

The Trump administration is obsessively spinning the concept of a “free and open Indo-Pacific”. Apart from a small coterie of scholars, very few people around the world, especially across the Global South, know what that means since the then incipient strategy was first unveiled at the 2017 APEC forum in Vietnam. Now everything one needs…

The Pentagon’s “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report” Is All About Containing China

The Pentagon’s “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report” Is All About Containing China

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Shanahan summarized the main points of the Pentagon’s newly released “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report” during the Shangri-La Dialogue forum in Singapore over the weekend, but the document itself contains many other important details that he failed to mention, all of which pertain to the United States’ implicit goal of containing China. The…

Sri Lanka Slammed the “Indo-Pacific” Concept as a Threat to China & Russia

Sri Lanka Slammed the “Indo-Pacific” Concept as a Threat to China & Russia

Somewhat surprisingly, tiny Sri Lanka has emerged as the loudest voice in South Asia opposing the “Indo-Pacific” concept that New Delhi and Washington are jointly pursuing, pointing out how it’s “aimed at restraining China and even the Greater Eurasia by creating military unions between countries”, but the strong statement issued by the Sri Lankan Ambassador…