India's clever alliances with island states

A multifaceted outreach with Indian Ocean neighbours provides useful lessons in navigating China’s dominance....

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PM Modi's Visit by President of Sri Lanka via Flickr

A US view on Australia’s role in the Indian Ocean

Canberra’s diplomatic, legal, and military approaches to management of the Indian Ocean will be vital for US...

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It's time for a "Quad" of Coast Guards

The so-called Quad group of Indo-Pacific maritime democracies – Australia, India, Japan, and the United States – is...

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HMAS Canberra and USS Fitzgerald

Strategic Submarines and Strategic Stability: Looking Towards the 2030s

In his characteristically uncompromising fashion, Norman Friedman combines deep expertise with candid assessments....

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