Sea Control 344 – The Western Indian Ocean’s Militarization Dilemma

By Alexia Bouallagui Host, Editor, and Producer Alexia Bouallagui talks with Dr. Christian Bueger and Dr. Jan Stockbruegger about their recent paper in the African Security Review, “Maritime security and the Western Indian Ocean’s militarization dilemma.” They analyze the situation in the Western Indian Ocean using the concept of the militarization dilemma. The surge of … Continue reading Sea Control 344 – The Western Indian Ocean’s Militarization Dilemma

Sea Control 276 – India’s Strategy for the Indian Ocean Region with Dr. Rohan Mukherjee

By Jared Samuelson Dr. Rohan Mukherjee joins the programs to discuss Indian strategy in the Indian Ocean Region, waning U.S. interest, the Indian Navy’s Sea Denial versus Sea Control debate, and more. Download Sea Control 276 – India’s Strategy for the Indian Ocean Region with Dr. Rohan Mukherjee Links 1. “Keeping China Out, the United … Continue reading Sea Control 276 – India’s Strategy for the Indian Ocean Region with Dr. Rohan Mukherjee

India’s Strategy for the Indian Ocean in Light of COVID-19 and Confrontation with China

Regional Strategies Topic Week By David Scott  Setting the Scene for 2020 Indian strategy for the Indian Ocean revolves around retaining preeminence across the body of water, tacitly seen as India’s Ocean; a term implying if not hegemony, then at least a sort of regional leadership and regional preeminence. The External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar … Continue reading India’s Strategy for the Indian Ocean in Light of COVID-19 and Confrontation with China

Geopolitical Competition and Economics in the Indian Ocean Region

By Lieutenant Commander (G) Roshan Kulatunga, Sri Lankan Navy Introduction The geostrategic and geopolitical importance of the Indian Ocean Region has been understood by many great maritime historians. During the Cold War the United States was the preeminent maritime power and the USSR the preeminent land power. Lack of maritime capability eventually became a losing … Continue reading Geopolitical Competition and Economics in the Indian Ocean Region