Indo-Pacific strategy of the new U.S Administration:
The Biden-Harris administration has taken ground-breaking steps to reestablish American dominance in the Indo-Pacific and transform it for the twenty-first century. In order to address pressing issues including China’s competition, climate change, and pandemics, the United States has modernized its long-standing alliances, strengthened emergent partnerships, and created novel links among them over the past year. It has done so at a time when allies and partners throughout the world are stepping up their own participation in the Indo-Pacific and when it is widespread, bipartisan consensus in the US Congress that the US just as well.
The Indo-Pacific is the most dynamic region in the world, and this convergence of devotion to the region cuts beyond political party lines and seas. That reality is the basis of the Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States. This strategy outlines President Biden’s vision to anchor the United States in the Indo-Pacific and strengthen the region.
Its fundamental focus is persistent and innovative engagement with allies, partners, and institutions, inside the area and beyond it. This is the Indo-Pacific strategy of the new U.S Administration.
The US will work toward an Indo-Pacific area that:
FREE AND AVAILABLE:
A free and open Indo-Pacific is necessary for our critical interests and those of our closest allies, and a free and open Indo-Pacific necessitates that states have the freedom to make their own decisions and that shared domains are legitimately administered. Building resilience is the first step in our strategy, both within and between nations, as we have done in the US.
Through several means, including but not limited to: investing in a free press, democratic institutions, and a thriving civil society making the Indo-Pacific region’s finances more transparent and can help reveal corruption and encourage reform. Ensuring that international law is applied to the governance and usage of the region’s seas and skies.
Promoting shared strategies for important and developing technologies, the internet, and cyberspace.
Only by developing our collective capability for the new era will we be able to create a free and open Indo-Pacific. It is necessary to modify the alliances, institutions, and laws that the US and its allies helped create. By strengthening our five regional treaty alliances with Australia, Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK), the Philippines, and Thailand, we will increase our collective capacity both inside the region and beyond.
Enhancing ties with important regional partners, such as the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and India, and supporting an ASEAN that is strong and united. Enhancing the Quad and fulfilling its promises. Promoting India’s sustained development and leadership in the region.
Together to strengthen the Pacific Islands’ resilience. We are establishing links between the Indo-Pacific.
The Indo-Pacific region is important for American citizens’ well-being. In order to promote innovation, boost economic competitiveness, create well-paying jobs, reconstruct supply chains, and provide economic possibilities for middle-class families, the following investments are necessary: This decade, 1.5 billion individuals in the Indo-Pacific region will become middle-class people worldwide.
By, for example, proposing an Indo-Pacific economic framework through which we can: Create new trade strategies that adhere to stringent labor and environmental norms. Using a new digital economy framework, for example, manage our digital economies and international data flow in accordance with open principles.
Promote diversified, open, and predictable supply chains that are secure and resilient. Make joint investments in sustainable energy and carbon reduction.
In order to sustain regional peace, security, stability, and prosperity for the past 75 years, the United States has maintained a robust and constant defensive presence. In order to protect our interests and discourage aggression against American territory as well as our friends and partners, we are extending, modernizing, and strengthening that mission.
By utilizing all available means of force to thwart aggression and resist coercion, especially by advancing integrated deterrence, we will strengthen security in the Indo-Pacific region. Increasing interoperability and deepening cooperation with partners and allies. Keeping the Taiwan Strait peaceful and stable.
Advancing technology to function in contexts with fast-changing dangerous landscapes, including cyberspace, space, and key and emerging technology fields. Enhancing long-range deterrent, coordinating with our partners in the ROK and Japan, and pursuing full disarmament.
There are significant global challenges facing the Indo-Pacific. As South Asia’s glaciers melt and the Pacific Islands struggle with impending sea level rise, climate change is becoming increasingly catastrophic. In the area, the COVID-19 outbreak is still taking a terrible human and financial toll.
Additionally, governments in the Indo-Pacific region struggle with governance issues, internal conflict, and resource scarcity. These forces pose a threat to the area’s stability if they are not restrained.
By, among other things, working with allies and partners to set 2030 and 2050 targets, strategies, plans, and policies consistent with keeping global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius, we will strengthen regional resilience to 21st-century transnational challenges.
Lowering a region’s susceptibility to the effects of environmental deterioration and climate change. Putting an end to COVID-19 and enhancing global health security.
This Article is written by Naveed Minhas, who is currently studying International Relations at the National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. The views expressed in this article are purely the author’s own views and do not reflect the opinion or policy of the Youth Diplomacy Forum.