An Appraisal of U.S. Strategy in the Indian Ocean

  title={An Appraisal of U.S. Strategy in the Indian Ocean},
  author={Rasul Bakhsh Rais},
intervention in Afghanistan, the Iran-Iraq war, and the deep-rooted problems in Turkey clearly suggest new patterns of instability in the area. This zone of crisis has undermined the U.S. and Western position and has opened new vistas of opportunity for the Soviet Union. It has been argued that the diminishing U.S. influence and power in the Indian Ocean region is the result of three decades of "strategic neglect."2 This region did not figure prominently in the postwar global strategy of the… CONTINUE READING

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