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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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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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Kick-starting a new strategic and defence partnership with Bangladesh

Australia’s 2020 defence strategic update identifies the northeast Indian Ocean as a priority area as part of our immediate region, but it’s also where...

Russia wants to be a power to be reckoned with in the Indian Ocean

No public strategy is defined, but a list of Moscow’s military and paramilitary activity in the region is revealing.

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The Mozambique Channel is the next security hotspot

An Islamist insurgency is spilling danger into a major shipping lane, and countries must decide who they want to fix it.

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Agalega: A glimpse of India’s remote island military base

Satellite imagery reveals the transformation of an Indian Ocean island into a strategic outpost. Many questions remain.

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India should prioritise a denial strategy in the Indian Ocean

The stand-off with China in the Himalayas has raised a broader debate about India’s strategic outlook.

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Chagos: A boundary dispute tips over a sovereignty ruling

A case between Mauritius and Maldives stands on the ICJ opinion on the former’s claim to the Chagos Archipelago.

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