The New Cartography of Power

  • Richard Javad Heydarian


Drawing on the observations of global luminaries and strategic thinkers, ranging from Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew to legendary naval strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan, the chapter discusses the emergence of the Indo-Pacific as the new pivot of geopolitics in the twenty-first century. It discusses competing visions of the new geopolitical paradigm, ranging from India’s Nehruvian call for a concert of free nations to the Trump administration’s efforts at constraining China’s revisionist ambitions, and what this means for the future of the global order. Finally, it briefly discusses the layout of the book, and how the succeeding chapters provide a comprehensive overview of the emerging security architecture and geopolitical fault lines across the mega-region.


Indo-Pacific China Lee Kuan Yew 


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  • Richard Javad Heydarian
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  1. 1.Visiting Research FellowNational Chengchi UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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