An Ocean Too Far: Offshore Balancing in the Indian Ocean

@article{Holmes2012AnOT,
  title={An Ocean Too Far: Offshore Balancing in the Indian Ocean},
  author={J. Holmes and Toshi Yoshihara},
  journal={Asian Security},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={1 - 26}
}
Abstract We take aim at “offshore balancing,” a foreign-policy concept that has come into vogue in a United States beset by war weariness, a stagnant economy, and skyrocketing defense procurement costs. Retiring from continental Eurasia is an appealing prospect, but returning in times of systemic conflict would be problematic – even in the relatively accessible rimlands of Western Europe and East Asia. It verges on impossible in the remote, inaccessible Indian Ocean. As it turns out, offshore… Expand
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