Indian Ocean And Maritime Security

Indian Ocean and Maritime Security PDF
Author: Bimal N. Patel
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315439751
Category : Political Science
Languages : un
Pages : 164

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by Bimal N. Patel, Indian Ocean And Maritime Security Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Indian Ocean And Maritime Security books, This book provides a synoptic view of the Indian Ocean and maritime security in its contested waters. Using a historical approach, it reveals vital links to events in the present day. The volume: Highlights the competition between major Asian powers to control the ‘String of Pearls’ — a reference to the Chinese attempts at controlling the Indian Ocean periphery. Shows that cooperation amongst the major powers of the region could abate the threat of the potential of conflict becoming global and inviting external intervention. Discusses India’s Look-East policy and the deepening relation between India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Argues for the need of Indian Ocean states and particularly the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) members of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) to look afresh at their political and security issues and common interests. Suggests measures for evolving a robust mechanism of maintaining the Indian Ocean as a sustainable zone of commerce, energy, security and peace rather than threat. A major contribution on a critical area in Asian geopolitics, this volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of international relations, politics, defence studies and maritime security studies, along with strategic affairs experts and think tanks.



Geopolitics Of The Indo Pacific

Geopolitics of the Indo Pacific PDF
Author: Vice Admiral Pradeep Kaushiva
Publisher: KW Publishers Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9385714481
Category :
Languages : un
Pages : 138

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by Vice Admiral Pradeep Kaushiva, Geopolitics Of The Indo Pacific Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Geopolitics Of The Indo Pacific books, In recent years, the descriptive term ‘Indo-Pacific’ has entered the geo-strategic lexicon as a substitute for the more established expression ‘Asia-Pacific’. Defined as an integrated strategic system that best captures the shift in power and influence from the West to the East, the concept has dominated strategic debates and discussions, gaining rapidly in currency and acceptance. Popular though the term has become, its strategic context and underlying logic are still sharply contested. While proponents of the ‘Indo-Pacific’ advance compelling arguments in its favour, the debate over whether it is a valid construct, is not quite settled. Consequently, it is yet to gain full acceptance among regional analysts and policy makers who appear unsure about embracing the idea without any qualifying caveats. Even so, the Indo-Pacific has emerged as a significant strategic space and a theatre of great-power competition. From a maritime security perspective, its importance as a geo-economic hub is accentuated by the growing presence of non-traditional threats. Piracy, terrorism, gun running, illegal fishing, trafficking, global warming and natural disasters represent challenges to maritime security that are inherently transnational in nature – where dynamics in one part of the system influence events in another, necessitating coordinated security operations by maritime forces and strategic relationships between stakeholder states. Papers put together in this book seek to appraise the Indo-Pacific, by examining the concept holistically, deciphering the trends that impact maritime security in the region and identifying its emerging patterns. Apart from examining the inherent logic underpinning the concept, these provide perspectives on security in the Indo-Pacific region, evaluate the strategic implications of competition, conflict and instability in the region, and bring out the operational implications of using a frame of reference that combines two contiguous albeit disparate maritime theatres.



Indian Ocean Islands

Indian Ocean Islands PDF
Author: Christian Bouchard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135101997X
Category : Social Science
Languages : un
Pages : 154

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by Christian Bouchard, Indian Ocean Islands Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Indian Ocean Islands books, Islands are intrinsic parts of the Indian Ocean Region’s physical geography and human landscape. Historically, many have played substantial roles in the regional cultural and economic networks, as well as in the regional political developments. Today, at least three issues bring these islands back to the forefront of the regional and global affairs, namely geopolitics and strategic matters, environmental conditions and challenges, as well as ocean affairs. However, there has not been yet a lot of research and publications on this phenomenon of islands’ growing significance in the specific context of the Indian Ocean Region. This book provides a rare attempt to cover various issues related to geopolitics, international relations, history, security, anthropology and ocean/environment of Indian Ocean islands and their societies. More specifically, it provides case studies on Sri Lanka (foreign policy), Cocos and Christmas Islands (geo-strategy), Chagos Archipelago (history), Mauritius (‘Indo-Mauritians’), Mauritius and Seychelles (maritime security), European Union and the Indian Ocean Islands (international relations), and Sundarban islands (environment and society). The chapters were originally published in a special issue of the Journal of the Indian Ocean Region.



Power Politics And Maritime Governance In The Indian Ocean

Power  Politics and Maritime Governance in the Indian Ocean PDF
Author: Jivanta Schöttli
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317572440
Category : Political Science
Languages : un
Pages : 144

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Power Politics And Maritime Governance In The Indian Ocean

by Jivanta Schöttli, Power Politics And Maritime Governance In The Indian Ocean Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Power Politics And Maritime Governance In The Indian Ocean books, The Indian Ocean is of tremendous geo-political and strategic relevance. More than eighty per cent of global seaborne trade in oil passes through the Ocean. Access to resources is under-regulated (fishing) or has yet to be conceived (deep sea bed mining) and security concerns such as piracy and the stability of strategically located states, are propelling countries to rethink naval capabilities and priorities. This applies to littoral countries as well as to extra-regional powers such as China, Japan, European countries and the United States, each of which is keenly interested in maintaining and securing open sea-lanes of communication. The revival in maritime concern is prompting new dynamics of competition and cooperation in a region that has historically been characterised by dense cultural, economic and political networks. The Indian Ocean is an extensive and expansive space where no one power has been able to hold sway. Hence, multilateralism and open regionalism are key contributors to stability, both in terms of military as well as commercial coordination. In this issue, scholars from Asia, Europe and the US examine institutions and examples of maritime governance within the Indian Ocean including security arrangements, evolving forms of alliance building and counter-balancing, policy planning and forecasting. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of the Indian Ocean Region.



Geopolitical Orientations Regionalism And Security In The Indian Ocean

Geopolitical Orientations  Regionalism and Security in the Indian Ocean PDF
Author: Dennis Rumley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131742428X
Category : Social Science
Languages : un
Pages : 320

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Geopolitical Orientations Regionalism And Security In The Indian Ocean

by Dennis Rumley, Geopolitical Orientations Regionalism And Security In The Indian Ocean Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Geopolitical Orientations Regionalism And Security In The Indian Ocean books, First published in 2004, this book is the inaugural volume of the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) and is based on a selection of papers presented at the IORG launch in Chandigarh in November 2002. The volume emphasizes the complexity and historical and contemporary geopolitical significance of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). It also propagates the necessity for increased intra-regional cooperation, especially in terms of economic and environmental security, maritime boundaries, sea lane security and ocean management, in the spirit of open regionalism, in order to ensure a more secure IOR. In addition, the volume initiates an agenda for future social science policy-orientated research. The book should be of particular interest to policy-makers, business people and academics, as well as citizens of the IOR.



Indian Ocean Region

Indian Ocean Region PDF
Author: Manoj Gupta
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441959898
Category : Political Science
Languages : un
Pages : 400

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Indian Ocean Region

by Manoj Gupta, Indian Ocean Region Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Indian Ocean Region books, It is a privilege to introduce the reader to this book, as I believe that it will make a signi?cant contribution to, given the dif?culties in the knowledge of the Indian Ocean, developing cooperation in the Indian Ocean region. There have been numerous failed efforts at regional cooperation in different fora in the Indian Ocean. As a result of the land-based orientation of the people in the region, the importance for countries to develop the power to govern the sea has largely been ignored. The maritime approach taken by Manoj Gupta to the Indian Ocean as a region in international relations offers a timely and critical assessment of the potential for regional cooperation and ocean governance. The political leadership in the region can no longer ignore the need for coop- ation in maritime affairs in the Indian Ocean. This book enriches the literature on Indian Ocean issues as it argues convincingly that the security of nations, economic well-being of the people and health of the Indian Ocean cannot be divested from one another. All are fundamentally dependant on the ability of the countries in the region to individually and collectively exert the power to govern the sea.



Indian Ocean Maritime Security

Indian Ocean Maritime Security PDF
Author: Lee Cordner
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Geopolitics
Languages : un
Pages : 297

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Indian Ocean Maritime Security

by Lee Cordner, Indian Ocean Maritime Security Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Indian Ocean Maritime Security books, The importance of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) as a geopolitical focal area is increasingly being recognized. The strategic interests of multiple actors involved in the IOR overlap and converge at sea to a significant extent. The major maritime trade routes of the Indian Ocean are central to extra and intraregional trade that is vital to the global economy. The primary coalescing factor for the IOR is the interconnected, systemic nature of the regional and global maritime context. Requirements to husband the Indian Ocean environment, protect freedom of navigation, maintain maritime territorial sovereignty, and impose law and order at sea across the entire maritime expanse should support a strong case for regionalism. Comprehensive, collective and cooperative maritime security is a paramount requirement for the future of the IOR. A foundational tenet of this work recognizes that the interests of IOR actors, mainly regional and external nation-states along with other international and non-government participants come together to a significant extent at sea. Common risks and shared vulnerabilities to the achievement of mutual objectives in the Indian Ocean maritime domain are substantial and will continue to mount. In the complex and dynamic IOR context with its diverse geography and lack of effective regionalism, known for divisions and dissonance rather than unity and coherence, formulating realistic, workable approaches to providing effective maritime security presents significant challenges. This thesis critically analyzes IOR maritime security risks and vulnerabilities and assesses the utility of risk-based approaches, in concert with other approaches, in developing policy proposals to enhance maritime security. Regional maritime security governance options are explored. The intent of this thesis is to make a significant contribution toward filling a gap in IOR maritime security international policy research, and to advocate policy solutions. One such policy area involves investigating the nexus between maritime security, economic development and the forecast environmental implications of climate change on vast and vulnerable coastal populations, and on marine resources. Climate change impacts, particularly in the coastal zone and for low lying islands, present existential risks that are likely to require responses beyond the capabilities of individual or collective IOR states; this has the potential to generate enormous security challenges in the medium term. There are clear requirements for security-focused cooperative dialogue entities in the IOR driven by the scale of emerging maritime security challenges. A core, initial objective for enhancing maritime security in the IOR, advocated by this research as a constructive way forward, should be to commission a sophisticated and appropriately resourced risk analysis. Credible risk assessments can provide the bases for developing cooperative and collective regional strategies to treat risks and reduce vulnerabilities. A major outcome of the research is the presentation of insights into the utility of risk-based approaches in developing policy options that can help persuade key decision-makers to take collective and cooperative security actions in a complex international context.



China In Indian Ocean Region

CHINA IN INDIAN OCEAN REGION PDF
Author: Dr. Sidda Goud
Publisher: Allied Publishers
ISBN: 8184249772
Category : Political Science
Languages : un
Pages : 288

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China In Indian Ocean Region

by Dr. Sidda Goud, China In Indian Ocean Region Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download China In Indian Ocean Region books, This edited book is the outcome of the International Conference on ‘China in Indian Ocean Region’, held on 13th–14th November 2014, organized by UGC Centre for Indian Ocean Studies, Osmania University, Hyderabad. Indian Ocean, third largest ocean in the world surpasses the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as the world’s largest and most strategically significant trade corridor. Indian Ocean Region (IOR) which is surrounded by Africa, Asia and Australia serves as a maritime highway, linking trans-continental human and economic relationships. Being the world’s most populated region, one third of the world’s bulk cargo and around two thirds of world’s oil ship tankers pass through it. China’s interest in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) can be traced back to the early 1960s. Ever since Beijing has been increasingly deepening its presence in the IOR for a variety of reasons—oil, trade, security, etc., over 30 per cent of China’s seaborne trade worth about US $300 billion transits across IOR. Sharing a quarter of the world’s population, China faces ever increasing demand for energy. China has little choice but to look beyond its borders for its energy needs. About 77 per cent of its oil imports are sourced from West Asia and Africa and these are transported through the Indian Ocean. Thus China’s dependence on the Indian Ocean continues to grow for energy imports from the Gulf, to import resources from Africa and trade with Europe. With China steadily spreading its footprints in the Indian Ocean Region with increasing military presence and with the rapidly growing Navy being equipped with warships, destroyers and nuclear submarines, this book analyses in depth growing Chinese influence in Indian Ocean Region (IOR), Geopolitical interests of China, Security and Economic implication for India. This volume will be of considerable interest to the students and scholars of international relations in the contemporary situation.



Indian Ocean And Maritime Security Bimal Patel

Indian Ocean and Maritime Security   Bimal Patel PDF
Author: Bimal N. Patel
Publisher: Routledge Chapman & Hall
ISBN: 9780367177454
Category :
Languages : un
Pages : 178

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Indian Ocean And Maritime Security Bimal Patel

by Bimal N. Patel, Indian Ocean And Maritime Security Bimal Patel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Indian Ocean And Maritime Security Bimal Patel books, This book provides a synoptic view of the Indian Ocean and maritime security in its contested waters. Using a historical approach, it reveals vital links to events in the present day. The volume: Highlights the competition between major Asian powers to control the 'String of Pearls' -- a reference to the Chinese attempts at controlling the Indian Ocean periphery. Shows that cooperation amongst the major powers of the region could abate the threat of the potential of conflict becoming global and inviting external intervention. Discusses India's Look-East policy and the deepening relation between India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Argues for the need of Indian Ocean states and particularly the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) members of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) to look afresh at their political and security issues and common interests. Suggests measures for evolving a robust mechanism of maintaining the Indian Ocean as a sustainable zone of commerce, energy, security and peace rather than threat. A major contribution on a critical area in Asian geopolitics, this volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of international relations, politics, defence studies and maritime security studies, along with strategic affairs experts and think tanks.