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Biden issues new Indo-Pacific Strategy

15th February 2022 - 02:33 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The US is cognisant that it needs to bring like-minded allies together to counter regional security threats. (Gordon Arthur)

There are small differences, but the latest edition of the US Indo-Pacific Strategy carries on a similar trajectory to before, that of countering a belligerent China.

The White House released its Indo-Pacific Strategy on 11 February, the first under President Joe Biden’s administration, and three years after Donald Trump released his version.

Significantly, the White House published Biden’s strategy, whereas Trump did so under the DoD. The latter fuelled Asian concerns that Washington DC was over-militarising its Indo-Pacific policy.

Another point of difference is that Trump nested his Indo-Pacific Strategy within the National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy, which were released just before it. Biden has not done so.

Biden has carried on the trajectory launched by Trump, that of a more ardent stance against

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