• Commentary

    Developing the Sister Islands of Indian Ocean

    The primary issues facing island nations in the Indian Ocean are sustainable development, illegal fishing, disaster management, the climate crisis, renewable energy and other aspects of the blue economy.

  • Commentary

    Indian Ocean Geopolitics

    The in-vogue term “Indo-Pacific” positions the Indian Ocean region as part of singular geographic–and geopolitical–region along with the Pacific Ocean. Yet understandings of and approaches to the Indian Ocean region are very much in the eye of the beholder.

  • Commentary

    What Can India, France, and Australia Achieve Together?

    Foreign ministers from India, France, and Australia recently met (virtually) at the Raisina Dialogue, India’s flagship annual conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics. What can they get done if they work together?

  • Multimedia

    A Regional Identity for the Indian Ocean

    A discussion of the development of a maritime-linked regional identity throughout the Indian Ocean littorals and what forces are likely to shape how regional states engage within the wider Indian Ocean Region.

  • Multimedia

    On the Indian Ocean Imperative

    Few regions of the world have gotten more attention in the first few months of the Biden administration than Asia. And, within Asia, top U.S. leaders have singled out the importance of the Indo-Pacific region in particular.

  • Commentary

    It Is Time to Reimagine the Indian Ocean

    If China indeed is emerging as the key competitor to India’s interests in the Indian Ocean Region, then Delhi needs to reframe its mental maps and view the Indian Ocean as one continuous space, and understand regional dynamics better.

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