Why Britain is tilting to the Indo-Pacific region

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UK in the Indo-Pacific


“We have heard that the UK wants to uphold the international rules-based order. However, it’s not always clear what that entails,” said Veerle Nouwens, Indo-Pacific specialist at the defence thinktank Rusi. “To countries in the Indo-Pacific this can mean anything from working through regional multilateral organisations and capacity building, to naval exercises and freedom of navigation operations, or even some form of forward deployment in the region. “Such activities weigh up differently in the perspectives of countries in the region. So signalling and communicating what the UK intends to do matters.”