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The Indian Ocean and US Grand Strategy
Ensuring Access and Promoting Security
- The Indian Ocean, with its critical routes for global commerce, is a potentially volatile location for geopolitical strife. Even as the region's role in the international economy and as a highway to conflict zones increases, the US has failed to advance a coherent strategy for protecting its interests in the Indian Ocean or for managing complex diplomatic relationships across the region. The Indian Ocean and US Grand Strategy presents a range of viewpoints about whether and how the US should alter its diplomatic and military strategies for this region. Contributors examine US interests in the Indian Ocean, assess the relative critical importance or imperiled nature of these interests, and propose solutions for American strategy ranging from minimal change to maximum engagement. The book concludes with a comparative assessment of these options and a discussion of their implications for US policymakers. This volume's perspectives and analysis of the Indian Ocean region will be valued by scholars and students of US foreign policy, South Asia, and security studies as well as by diplomats, military officers, and other practitioners.
- 1. Introduction Andrew C. Winner and Peter J. Dombrowski I. Strategy Options 2. Strengthening Partners to Keep the Peace: A Neo-Nixon Doctrine for the Indian Ocean Region Walter C. Ladwig III 3. Reformulating a Grand Strategy in the Indian Ocean Region: The Case of Containment William C. Martel 4. Leaving Unipolarity Behind: A Strategic Framework for Advancing US Interests in the Indian Ocean Region Christopher Preble 5. Offshore Balancing in the Indian Ocean: Forward or Not at All James R. Holmes and Toshi Yoshihara 6. Cooperative Security in the Indian Ocean Region Rodger A. Payne 7. From Hub to Hinge: A Strategic Framework to Promote US Security Interests in the Indian Ocean Michael Auslin II. Evolving Recent US Policies into the Future 8. The Indian Ocean: Protecting Access to a Volatile Powerhouse Teresita C. Schaffer 9. Combating Transnational Security Threats in the Indian Ocean: A Focused US Regional Strategy Andrew C. Winner III. Conclusion 10. Ensuring Access and Promoting Security in the Indian Ocean Peter J. Dombrowski and Andrew C. Winner List of Contributors Index
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