Ashok Sharma

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  • Dr Ashok Sharma is Adjunct faculty at The Australian Defence Force Academy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Canberra.

    Contest for the Indo-Pacific: Why China Won’t Map the Future

    Rory Medcalf, La Trobe University Press, Melbourne, 2020, 320 pp., Price $32.9 (Paperback), ISBN 9781760641573

    July 2020

    India in Australia’s Strategic Framing in the Indo–Pacific

    The world is witnessing a geopolitical shift from the North Atlantic to the Indo–Pacific region. US power is in relative decline with a steady build-up of Chinese power, wealth and influence. The last 15–20 years have also seen the rise of India. Against this backdrop, Australia’s reconceptualisation of its strategic frame as the Indo–Pacific widens its geopolitical canvas and elevates India’s importance for multiple Australian interests and objectives.

    March 2018