The Newest Entrant in the Indo-Pacific?


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In its current state, the region spanning from the Eastern coasts of Africa to the Western coasts of North America acts as an important focal point in the geopolitical theatre for the US-China great power competition. And Rome is aware of it! Reports of an Italian naval deployment to the Indo-Pacific began circulating just days before Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni’s visit to Delhi. This reflects the region’s growing strategic significance in Italy’s domestic assessment. In recent times, there has been an impressive rapprochement of the European Union (EU) with the Indo-Pacific. In this broader framework, Rome is stepping up...