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Antonov R. A. The foreign policy strategy of the US ruling elites in the 21st century: Indo-Pacifi c region. Journal Izvestiya of Saratov University. Sociology. Politology, 2023, vol. 23, iss. 3, pp. 349-356. DOI: 10.18500/1818-9601-2023-23-3-349-356, EDN: YVBUVS

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The foreign policy strategy of the US ruling elites in the 21st century: Indo-Pacifi c region

Antonov Roman A., Moscow State University named after MV Lomonosov

The author focuses on the strategy of the US ruling elites in the Indo-Pacifi c region. Documents of American senior offi cials responsible for US foreign policy are used as sources. The concept of “Free and Open Indo-Pacifi c”, which refl ects the vision of Washington, is analyzed. The research hypothesis assumes that the US elite is pursuing a systematic policy of creating political and economic alliances with the countries of Southeast Asia to ensure world hegemony in the 21st century. China is their main competitor. The US is trying to create a chain of politically unfriendly states with the democratic values around PRC’s borders. Such a bloc policy makes it possible to obtain reliable allies who are ready to make any sacrifi ce to achieve the interests of their patrons

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