Australia, Japan and India: A trilateral coalition in the Indo-Pacific?
By Dr Priya Chacko and Dr Jeffrey Wilson
In recent years, Australia, Japan and India have been active proponents of the Indo-Pacific regional concept. They share an outlook regarding the future of regional order, which emphasises free, open, inclusive and rules-based principles for governance.
This report from Dr Jeffrey Wilson and Dr Priya Chacko discusses how their shared outlooks, differences in national interests – particularly in the economic and security spheres – place limits on how far trilateral cooperation can advance. His Excellency Reiichiro Takahashi, Ambassador of Japan to Australia, provides the foreword saying: “It is my sincere hope that through this report, the reader will grasp to potency manifest within the trilateral relationship, and will come to appreciate the sterling contribution that both Dr Wilson and Dr Chacko have made to the discussion on this topic.”