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Needed, a peaceful and prosperous IPCO

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The alternative vision of a peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific Cooperation Organization (IPCO) is in sharp contrast to Xi Jinping’s China’s dream of ‘the 21st Century as an Asian Century’, which is essentially a communist euphemism for the Chinese Century.

The term Indo-Pacific is in vogue in geo-political discussions these days. The strategic concept of Indo-Pacific is not new and has been used widely in Weimar Germany in the beginning of the 20th century. In a series of books that he had written, German geopolitics expert, Karl Haushofer popularized the concept of Indo-Pacific in the 1920s. He envisioned an “Indo-Pacific” comprising anticolonial (read anti-British) forces in India and China, as Germany’s ally against the maritime domination of the Great Britain, United States, and Western Europe. During the colonial and the post-World War II times, a smaller part of the Indo-Pacific region was referred to as…

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