Professor Aoi’s peer-reviewed article, “The Indo-Pacific, Geopolitics, and Strategic Communications: Construction of ‘the Indo-Pacific’” was published in Defence Strategic Communications, the official academic journal of the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, in June 2024.
The essay analyses the emergence of the Indo-Pacific as a new geopolitical space—a cartographical exercise conducted by the key agencies of this region. This essay explores aspects of cartography as ‘geopolitics in action’, while the space constructed as the Indo-Pacific through such exercises is three-dimensional—cartographical/political, discursive/conceptual, and physical.

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