U.S. Role In The World

“Indo-Pacific”: Trump’s Newest Term

By Nikhil Sonnad ● Quartz ● 11/07/2017


The field of international relations is a bountiful source of jargon. There’s “operationalize,” “engagement,” “Thucydides trap,” and so on. Sometimes, though, terms escape the field and make it into the mainstream.

The Trump administration has recently brought one such concept to the wider world: Describing Asia as the “Indo-Pacific,” rather than the “Asia-Pacific.”

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