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

Brewster, David

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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]

dc.contributor.authorBrewster, David
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-20T00:05:34Z
dc.date.available2015-03-20T00:05:34Z
dc.identifier.issn1948-0881
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/12999
dc.description.abstractThis 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 throughout the region that seriously threaten India. This paper argues that, on the contrary, China faces a strategic dilemma right across the Indian Ocean that it will only be able to partially mitigate in the short to medium term. Perhaps we should be asking how China's strategic vulnerability should be best managed.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.sourceJournal of the Indian Ocean Region
dc.subjectIndia
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectstrategic competition
dc.subjectIndian Ocean
dc.titleAn Indian Ocean dilemma: Sino-Indian rivalry and China's strategic vulnerability in the Indian Ocean
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume11
dc.date.issued2015-02-05
local.identifier.absfor091299 - Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB2106
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.routledge.com/
local.type.statusSubmitted Version
local.contributor.affiliationBrewster, D., Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, The Australian National University
local.identifier.essn1948-108X
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage12
local.identifier.doi10.1080/19480881.2014.994822
dc.date.updated2015-12-10T11:39:22Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84928828964
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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