America's Role in the Indo-Pacific (ARIP)

America's Role in the Indo-Pacific (ARIP)

In 2016, the Perth USAsia Centre and the United States Studies Centre launched the inaugural Asian Research Network Report on America's Role in the Indo-Pacific. The report provides comparisons of public opinion both within and across countries with respect to the power and influence of the United States and China. Perspectives are given on a range of issues, including America’s influence in the Asia-Pacific and China’s continuing rise, China’s relationship with the United States and the region, attitudes in the region towards trade with the United States and China, and ethnocentrism, nationalism and anti-Americanism in the Asia Pacific.

The Asian Research Network: Survey on America’s Role in the Indo-Pacific 2017 report is being produced in collaboration with the United States Studies Centre (Australia), the Asan Institute for Policy Studies (South Korea), the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (China), Brookings India (India), Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (Indonesia) and the Canon Institute for Global Studies (Japan).

Survey on America's Role in the Indo-Pacific

The Asian Research Network: Survey on America's Role in the Indo-Pacific is a landmark report produced by the Perth USAsia Centre and United States Studies Centre. The 2016 report analyses the data of an extensive five-country survey on attitudes towards America, China, Australia, and other major regional actors in the Indo-Pacific.

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Establishing the Asia Research Network

The Asia Research Network is a network of institutions across the Indo-Pacific region which includes the Perth USAsia Centre (Australia), the United States Studies Centre (Australia), the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (Indonesia), the Asan Institute for Policy Studies (South Korea), the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (China) and Brookings India (India).

No country in the region, including the United States, wants to see a conflict between the United States and China. We all have a shared interest in China’s continuing economic growth and China’s economic stability in the region. That said, all the countries in the region are looking for the United States to stand up to China but not so much that it will cause a crisis.

Professor Gordon Flake
CEO of Perth USAsia Centre