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      <Volume-Issue>Volume 3 Issue 1</Volume-Issue>
      <Season>April-May 2022</Season>
      <ArticleType>International Relations</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>Institutionalization of the Indo-Pacific: Assessing the Cases of QUAD and IORA</ArticleTitle>
          <FirstName>Gajula Sai</FirstName>
      <Abstract>The Indo-Pacific signifies the integration of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean into a singular regional construct. The region is experiencing debates over regionalism, and the Indo-Pacific concept is invoking the idea of regional-ness broader than that of __doublequotosingAsian regionalism.__doublequotosing A new discourse of institutionalization is emerging in the Indo-Pacific as regional institution-building is a requisite step in regional construction and an essential step towards gaining recognition and acceptance for political ideas and concepts. This paper examines the process of institutionalization in the Indo-Pacific region. The cases of QUAD and IORA have been chosen for investigation. QUAD, the first Indo-Pacific institution, is undergoing structural changes expanding its priorities, and its members are dedicated to transforming it into an effective institutional platform. Quad is still a nascent institution, but its members are determined to strengthen the framework and reassure their commitment to the group and its endeavor of an __doublequotosingopen, prosperous, and rules-based__doublequotosing regional order. IORA, primarily an Indian Ocean player, has a diverse and broad range of members, issue areas, and priorities and thus has the potential to serve as an Indo-Pacific institution. IORA is cognizant of the economic and political transformations occurring in the Indian Ocean region and the broader Indo-Pacific, and set out objectives and passed several declerations regarding diverse issues such as terrorism, blue economy, etc. Nevertheless, IORA must redefine itself and broaden and assert its agenda by undertaking proactive initiatives to ensure its survival amidst the changing regional dynamics.</Abstract>
      <Keywords>Indo-Pacific,Asian regionalism,Institutionalization,QUAD,IORA</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://ejsss.net.in/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=13747&amp;title=Institutionalization of the Indo-Pacific: Assessing the Cases of QUAD and IORA</Abstract>
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