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Indo-Pacific Empire

Indo-Pacific Empire

China, America and the contest for the world's pivotal region

by Rory Medcalf

129.00 x 198.00 x 0.00 mm, 5 black & white illustrations

  • Paperback
  • 9781526160324
  • Published: October 2021


  • Hardcover
  • 9781526150783
  • Published: March 2020


  • eBook
  • 9781526150776
  • Published: March 2020



The definitive guide to the world's most contested region.

The Indo-Pacific is both a place and an idea. It is the region central to global prosperity and security. It is also a metaphor for collective action. If diplomacy fails, it will be the theatre of the first general war since 1945. But if its future can be secured, the Indo-Pacific will flourish as a shared space, the centre of gravity in a connected world.

What we call different parts of the world - Asia, Europe, the Middle East - seems innocuous. But the name of a region is totemic, guiding the decisions of leaders and the story of international order, war and peace. In recent years, the label 'Indo-Pacific' has suddenly gained wide use. But what does it really mean?

Written by a globally-renowned expert, Indo-Pacific Empire is the definitive guide to tensions in the region. It deftly weaves together history, geopolitics, cartography, military strategy, economics, games and propaganda to address a vital question: how can China's dominance be prevented without war?