Neglected no longer: the Indian Ocean at the forefront of world geopolitics and global geostrategy

  title={Neglected no longer: the Indian Ocean at the forefront of world geopolitics and global geostrategy},
  author={Christian Bouchard and William W. Crumplin},
  journal={Journal of the Indian Ocean Region},
  pages={26 - 51}
Since the end of the 1960s and the 1970s, the Indian Ocean and its bordering states have been of growing significance in world geopolitics and global geostrategy. It is a region of great diversity and contrasts in terms of politics, population, economy and environment, as well as being a complex geopolitical framework where foreign powers and local states' interests deeply intermingle. Since the end of the Cold War, the region has been in a period of great instability and regional rearrangement… 
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