Trends in international relations in the Indo-Pacific region




Australia, globalization, Indo-Pacific region, India, China, international relations, regional security, USA, Japan


The global Indian and Pacific region is playing an increasing role in modern international relations. At the beginning of the XXI century, this region is a crossroads of different interests of great powers. The United States continues to play a leading role. The Pentagon introduced the concept of the Indo-Pacific region. From a military-strategic point of view, this concept is a symbol of American-Chinese competition. This process intensified under the Trump administration in 2017-2020. The Biden administration is consolidating regional democracies. Australia, India and Japan play a key role in this process. The European Union promotes the values and ideas of democracy in the Indo-Pacific region. China is an important trading partner of the EU. The intensification of the Sino-US confrontation in early 2022 has blocked the entry into force of the China-EU Free Trade and Investment Agreement. In early 2022, the United States, Great Britain and Australia announced the creation of a military alliance. India and Japan are concerned about China's growing military power. The Republic of Korea has a similar position. Hotspots of confrontation in the region are Taiwan, the Korean Peninsula, the disputed Spratly Islands. The Indo-Pakistani conflict around Kashmir destabilizes regional security. The Indo-Pacific region is an example of a complex multipolar system of international relations. This system is more risky in terms of security. The functioning of internal regional and interregional communication networks is complicated by military-technical, environmental, demographic, socio-cultural, interstate contradictions. The formation of a regional security system is limited by political problems. Post-modern democracies, such as Australia, India, Japan and the modernized Chinese autocracy and the North Korean Stalinist dictatorship, coexist in the Indo-Pacific region. The balance of interests is maintained by the United States and the European Union. This balance is volatile and unpredictable

Author Biographies

Sergey Asaturov, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of International Relations and Social Sciences

Andrei Martynov, Інститут історії України Національної академії наук України

Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Leading Researcher

Department of History of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Ukraine


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Asaturov, S., & Martynov, A. (2022). Trends in international relations in the Indo-Pacific region. ScienceRise: Juridical Science, (1(19), 70–76.



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