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Diego Garcia: The US has a clear choice

The Mauritian ambassador to the UN on recognising the country’s sovereignty over the Chagos Archipelago.

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India consolidates its role in southern Maldives

But Australia and other international partners have a role, too.

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The curious case of Blenheim Reef

A coral reef in the middle of the Indian Ocean, owned by no one, is fast becoming a focus of international controversy.

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Mauritius sets sail to Chagos

The UK faces a lose-lose situation as demonstrators put disputed Indian Ocean archipelago in the spotlight.

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Indian Ocean step-up

India is in the driver’s seat to build new security structures in the region, but it can’t do it alone.

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Maldives embroiled in Mauritius-UK tussle over Chagos

A seemingly tranquil archipelago in the central Indian Ocean has wide-ranging strategic significance for key players.

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Maldives: India first or India out?

Relations between one of the largest countries in the world and one of the smallest inevitably brings sensitivities.

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Building a new maritime surveillance network across the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is an increasingly contested strategic environment. A growing Chinese naval presence raises the prospect that Beijing may seek to...

Africa and Europe rally to contain Islamic insurgency in Mozambique

In late-July military advance teams from South Africa and Botswana began to deploy to northern Mozambique to support governments forces in their fight...

A rising Bangladesh starts to exert its regional power

Dhaka is increasingly confident in an emerging role. The rest of the world would benefit to pay close attention.

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