allies in the Indo-Pacific region, namely Japan and Australia, have ordered F-35s.
Read: Another Sakoku? Japan’s Ongoing Stagnation Is Closing the CountryThere is no doubt that the U.
, France, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Australia and Japan and numerous states of the global South, including India, Turkey, the UAE, Qatar, and a few African states.
, Australia, Japan, and India, none of the official statements of the AUKUS alliance mention China by name.
Read: The Quad and Japanese Nationalism: The Genie Is out of the BottleFor instance, it is notable that Chinese infrastructure funding is granted with the expectation that recipients of such investment reciprocate through the adoption of pro-Beijing quid pro quos.
nder American hegemony, Asia Pacific has experienced the longest period of peace since the start of the Industrial Revolution, but the emergence of China as a rival power has created a sense of insecurity not felt in the region since Imperial Japan invaded Nanjing in 1937, and then soon after the rest of southeast Asia.
This closely follows an alleged Iranian attack against a different vessel—Mercer Street (owned by a Japanese company but operated by one out of Israel)—off the coast of Oman, which was struck by a drone, killing a British and Romanian crew member.
increasing its diplomatic and security cooperation arrangements with its existing partners in the Indo-Pacific – in particular, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Australia – along with rapid expansion of security cooperation arrangements with India.
Beijing also moved to enhance its economic cooperation with South Korea, Japan, India, Australia, and New Zealand.
, India, Japan, and Australia), the purpose of which is to contain China, India is the most effective ally of the U.
Geostrategically, Russia has few allies in Asia as India, its former ally, is now increasingly tied to the United States via the Indo-Pacific (military) alliance known as The Quad, or the US-led Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, an informal strategic alliance of USA, Japan, India and Australia Therefore, protecting the Myanmar military unconditionally is protecting both Moscow’s pocket and its strategic toehold in mainland Southeast Asia.
While Russia currently provides India with 49 percent of its military imports, its closer ties with Pakistan, along with China’s increasing hostility towards India promise to reset future arms deals between the two countries, as noted by former Indian National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, who warned last week that the India-China relationship will be marked by “hard times” over the next five to ten years, particularly because of India’s move to join the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD), a fledgling or potential NATO like security agreement between it and the US, Japan and Australia.
Major joint exercises, including with Japan, are held regularly and have steadily deepened in complexity; Australia joined the Malabar exercises late last year to reflect a deepening of the Quad.
Read: Piracy and the Global Military Presence in the Gulf of AdenMoreover, the fight against Al-Shabab in Somalia, counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, and the Saudi-Iran competition over Yemen have invited new global actors such as China and Japan which also seek to establish military bases in the country.
Historically, the Tatmadaw was founded as a local proxy against the British in Burma in December 1942 under the patronage of fascist Japan with the nationalist Aung San, Aung San Suu Kyi’s martyred father, as its first commander-in-chief.
The second is related to the East Asian nations, such as China, Japan, and South Korea, that have agreed, for the first time, to comply with mutual trade rules.