Can Rubber Meet the Road? Reassessing US and Indo-Pacific Allies’ Infrastructure Response to China
By Hayley Channer
Despite concerns about China’s Belt and Road Initiative, there remains no credible Indo-Pacific alternative. Other regional infrastructure groupings include the United States, Australia, Japan, India and New Zealand among their members. However, their on-the-ground progress has been slow.
This report recommends the US and its regional allies and partners:
- increase the flexibility of their offering
- prioritise strategically important infrastructure
- proactively forecast needs and respond, and
- coordinate rather than jointly deliver projects.