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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.


Tackling environmental security threats in the Indian Ocean

By David Brewster


A China-Iran bilateral deal: Costs all around

By Jeffrey Payne


The delusion of India trying to throttle China’s maritime trade

Rowdy debates about going for China’s “jugular” in the Malacca Strait should not obscure the practical difficulties.


Australia and Sri Lanka: Air connectivity in the Indian Ocean region

The success of the two countries’ naval cooperation shows the potential for expanded partnership.


National Mobilisation During War: Past Insights, Future Possibilities

Decolonise Diego Garcia: Why America should not fear Mauritius

Only a deal with Port Louis can put the future of the US base beyond question and preserve a crucial staging post.


India-China conflict: A move from the Himalayas to the high seas?

A risky naval blockade in the Indian Ocean is touted by some as a way to pressure China’s vital energy routes.


Australia should support India in the Himalayas

If Canberra wants a “comprehensive strategic partnership” with New Delhi, some courageous steps are needed.


Diego Garcia: India’s conundrum

New Delhi declared unequivocal support for “all peoples striving for decolonisation”, only to keep conspicuously quiet.



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