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An Indian Ocean dilemma: Sino-Indian rivalry and China's strategic vulnerability in the Indian Ocean

Brewster, David


This paper looks at the key strategic issues faced by China in the Indian Ocean within the context of growing Sino-Indian rivalry. It makes two basic arguments: first, that China has considerable strategic disadvantages in the Indian Ocean as compared with India; and second, that India has had more success than China in developing security relationships in the region. These propositions differ from a more common narrative, according to which China is establishing security relationships...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-02-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Indian Ocean Region
DOI: 10.1080/19480881.2014.994822
Access Rights: Open Access


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