Japan and the Diplomacy of Soft Power: Indian-Pacific Ocean Strategy, Free and Open Area

Number: 39

Habib Al-Badawi

At the beginning of the 21st century, Japan adopted a new approach toward the international community and called it the "Indian-Pacific Ocean Strategy, Free and Open Area" as a geostrategic concept to strengthen its leading global position through the establishment of an international network of relations, allowing free and smooth flow of the elements of the capitalist system, human and economic, with a hidden objective to curb the Chinese dragon.

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