Deep Currents and Rising Tides: The Indian Ocean and International Security

Deep Currents and Rising Tides: The Indian Ocean and International Security

by John Garofano, Andrea J. Dew

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Overview

The Indian Ocean region has rapidly emerged as a hinge point in the changing global balance of power and the geographic nexus of economic and security issues with vital global consequences. The security of energy supplies, persistent poverty and its contribution to political extremism, piracy, and related threats to seaborne trade, competing nuclear powers, and possibly the scene of future clashes between rising great powers India and China—all are dangers in the waters or in the littoral states of the Indian Ocean region.

This volume, one of the first attempts to treat the Indian Ocean Region in a coherent fashion, captures the spectrum of cooperation and competition in the Indian Ocean Region. Contributors discuss points of cooperation and competition in a region that stretches from East Africa, to Singapore, to Australia, and assess the regional interests of China, India, Pakistan, and the United States. Chapters review possible “red lines” for Chinese security in the region, India’s naval ambitions, Pakistan’s maritime security, and threats from non-state actors—terrorists, pirates, and criminal groups—who challenge security on the ocean for all states.

This volume will interest academics, professionals, and researchers with interests in international relations, Asian security, and maritime studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589019683
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 04/29/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Garofano is dean of academic affairs, US Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. Previously he held the Capt. Jerome Levy Chair of Economic Geography in the Strategy and Policy Department, US Naval War College.

Andrea J. Dew is the codirector of the Center on Irregular Warfare & Armed Groups, and an associate professor in the Strategy and Policy Department at the US Naval War College.

Table of Contents

IntroductionJohn Garofano and Andrea J. Dew

Part I: Energy, Piracy, Terror, and Access1. The Indian Ocean: Geographic Center of the Global Oil Market Sarah A. Emerson and Vivek S. Mathur 2. Maritime Piracy in the Indian Ocean: A Statistical Analysis of Reported Incidents, 1994-2011John Martin 3. Horn of Troubles: Understanding and addressing the Somali "Piracy" Phenomenon Clive Schofield and Robin Warner 4. Armed Groups at Sea: Maritime Terrorism in the Indian Ocean Region Michael Richardson and Andrea J. Dew

Part II: Emerging Rivalries and Possible Triggers5. India: Dominance, Balance, or Predominance in the Indian Ocean? Andrew C. Winner 6. Pakistan’s View of Security in the Indian OceanMoeed Yusuf 7. China and the Indian Ocean: New Departures in Regional BalancingJingdong Yuan8. Redlines for Sino-Indian Naval Rivalry James R. Holmes and Toshi Yoshihara

Part III: Third Powers and the Way Forward9. International Law and the Future of Indian Ocean Security James Kraska 10. A Merlion at the Edge of an Afrasian Sea: Singapore’s Strategic Involvement in the Indian Ocean Emrys Chew 11. The Indian Ocean and US National Security InterestsTimothy D. Hoyt 12. Conclusion: Access and Security in the Indian Ocean Region John Garofano and Andrea J. DewList of Contributors

Index

What People are Saying About This

Robert Kaplan

The Indian Ocean is not only a great body of water but also a geopolitical concept that unites the Middle East and the Western Pacific into one organic continuum, covering the southern Eurasian Rimland. This book adds badly needed depth and specificity to the many security challenges that will make this ocean a major part of the news panorama of the twenty-first century.

S. Paul Kapur

A detailed and wide-ranging analysis of the central security issues facing an increasingly critical region.

Brahma Chellaney

This is a vital, comprehensive book on a critical ocean region that will determine the wider geopolitics and balance of power in Asia and beyond. The Indian Ocean promises to become the hub of global geopolitical competition.

From the Publisher

"This is a vital, comprehensive book on a critical ocean region that will determine the wider geopolitics and balance of power in Asia and beyond. The Indian Ocean promises to become the hub of global geopolitical competition."—Brahma Chellaney, Asian geostrategist, Center for Policy Research, Winner of the Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz 2012 Book Award

"A detailed and wide-ranging analysis of the central security issues facing an increasingly critical region."—S. Paul Kapur, professor, Department of National Security Affairs, US Naval Postgraduate School

"The Indian Ocean is not only a great body of water but also a geopolitical concept that unites the Middle East and the Western Pacific into one organic continuum, covering the southern Eurasian Rimland. This book adds badly needed depth and specificity to the many security challenges that will make this ocean a major part of the news panorama of the twenty-first century."—Robert Kaplan, author of Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power

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