English, International, Trade

MCRG Logistical Spaces (6)

In an article on Australia’s alternatives in a global era that is increasingly moving towards regional powers and organizations to resolve collective problems, Britain’s decision to join the China led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is highlighted as an example of how geopolitics and geo-economics is not only intimately linked but how increasingly the latter will ‘trump’ the former. The article goes on to note certain dramatic developments in global affairs, not the least of which is the ‘tangible expression of China’s material centrality in Asia and beyond’, and highlights the recognition of this centrality in Britain’s decision to join the organization, exclusion from which would influence its ability to be a player in a ‘wider geopolitical and geo-economic game’.

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