Tuesday, January 3, 2023

China/US/India Competition/Cooperation in the Indo/Pacific

 The National Defense University's Joint Force Quarterly published in its most recent edition an essay titled "Building an Enduring U.S.-India Partnership to Secure a Free, Open, and Prosperous Indo-Pacific Region" by Jeffrey D. Graham, U.S. Department of State.  

The author argues that China poses the greatest threat to a free and open Indo-Pacific region by using its growing economic and military power to deprive the United States of intellectual property and military secrets, to limit economic and security choices for countries in the region, and to attempt to rewrite the rules governing the Indo-Pacific.  By partnering with India, the United States can achieve the political aim of a free, open and prosperous Indo-Pacific region where a robust U.S.-India economic and security partnership counters China's aggressive behavior, disregard for international law and norms, and efforts to recast international institutions.