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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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Tackling environmental security threats in the Indian Ocean

By David Brewster

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A China-Iran bilateral deal: Costs all around

By Jeffrey Payne

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Australia should support India in the Himalayas

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

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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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