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Mauritian sovereignty over the Chagos Archipelago? Strategic implications for Diego Garcia from a UK-US perspective

Bashfield, Samuel


This article examines the implications for the U.S. military base in Diego Garcia, located in the Chagos Archipelago, in the event that sovereignty of the atoll is ceded from the U.K. to Mauritius. Diego Garcia has become a critically important military base, facilitating U.S. power projection into the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Africa. The legality and future of British sovereignty over the atoll was challenged in 2019 in both the International Court of Justice and United Nations General...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-05-27
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Indian Ocean Region
DOI: 10.1080/19480881.2020.1770949


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