Accession Number:

ADA224143

Title:

The Indian Ocean As a Geostrategic Region: Recent Evolution, Status, and Prospects

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-03-13

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

After the British announcement in 1968 of their withdrawal from the Indian Ocean Region by 1971, the two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, were drawn in in a big way. The last two decades have witnessed increased militarization and superpower rivalry leading, at least until recently, to heightening of tensions. It is aimed to study this evolution and make an attempt to see the future while analyzing the recent events in the region and superpower rapprochement. The events in Europe, taking place with tremendous rapidity, are having an impact on superpower relations and the global geopolitical landscape. The current state of flux makes speculation extremely problematic. Keywords Geopolitics East West relations Balance of power.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Geography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE