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Deep Currents and Rising Tides
The Indian Ocean and International Security
- The Indian Ocean region has rapidly emerged as a hinge point in the changing global balance of power and the geographic nexus of economic and security issues with vital global consequences. The security of energy supplies, persistent poverty and its contribution to political extremism, piracy, and related threats to seaborne trade, competing nuclear powers, and possibly the scene of future clashes between rising great powers India and China-all are dangers in the waters or in the littoral states of the Indian Ocean region. This volume, one of the first attempts to treat the Indian Ocean Region in a coherent fashion, captures the spectrum of cooperation and competition in the Indian Ocean Region. Contributors discuss points of cooperation and competition in a region that stretches from East Africa, to Singapore, to Australia, and assess the regional interests of China, India, Pakistan, and the United States. Chapters review possible "red lines" for Chinese security in the region, India's naval ambitions, Pakistan's maritime security, and threats from non-state actors-terrorists, pirates, and criminal groups-who challenge security on the ocean for all states. This volume will interest academics, professionals, and researchers with interests in international relations, Asian security, and maritime studies.
- IntroductionJohn Garofano and Andrea J. Dew Part I: Energy, Piracy, Terror, and Access1. The Indian Ocean: Geographic Center of the Global Oil Market Sarah A. Emerson and Vivek S. Mathur 2. Maritime Piracy in the Indian Ocean: A Statistical Analysis of Reported Incidents, 1994-2011John Martin 3. Horn of Troubles: Understanding and addressing the Somali "Piracy" Phenomenon Clive Schofield and Robin Warner 4. Armed Groups at Sea: Maritime Terrorism in the Indian Ocean Region Michael Richardson and Andrea J. Dew Part II: Emerging Rivalries and Possible Triggers5. India: Dominance, Balance, or Predominance in the Indian Ocean? Andrew C. Winner 6. Pakistan's View of Security in the Indian OceanMoeed Yusuf 7. China and the Indian Ocean: New Departures in Regional BalancingJingdong Yuan8. Redlines for Sino-Indian Naval Rivalry James R. Holmes and Toshi Yoshihara Part III: Third Powers and the Way Forward9. International Law and the Future of Indian Ocean Security James Kraska 10. A Merlion at the Edge of an Afrasian Sea: Singapore's Strategic Involvement in the Indian Ocean Emrys Chew 11. The Indian Ocean and US National Security InterestsTimothy D. Hoyt 12. Conclusion: Access and Security in the Indian Ocean Region John Garofano and Andrea J. DewList of Contributors Index
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