How and Why is Japan Expanding its Influence in the Indian Ocean?
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How and Why is Japan Expanding its Influence in the Indian Ocean?

Many political scientists could not but notice and weigh in on a trend on the global arena – Japan is not particularly quickly yet steadfastly gaining a foothold in the Indian Ocean (and not only in the regions of the Middle East and North Africa). This process appears to be shaping, in a gradual manner,…

A Russian-Indian LEMOA Could Lead to Logistics Pacts with Other Littoral States
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A Russian-Indian LEMOA Could Lead to Logistics Pacts with Other Littoral States

The Russian and Indian navies are carrying out exercises in the Bay of Bengal, which come on the heels of the ones that they just concluded on the mainland between their countries’ respective armies. Russian-Indian relations areundergoing a renaissance at the moment after the late Ambassador Alexander Kadakin paved the way for his successor Nikolai…

It’s Almost Time for a Chinese-Pakistani LEMOA
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It’s Almost Time for a Chinese-Pakistani LEMOA

China and Pakistan should clinch their own Logistics Exchange Memorandum Of Agreement (LEMOA) to use one another’s military facilities if India continues with its pro-American pivot, though Beijing and Islamabad should be careful about the timing of this potential decision so that it doesn’t precede and thenceforth inadvertently “justify” New Delhi’s resolute rejection of Eurasianism…

New Delhi’s US-Backed “Chinese Containment” Strategy in the Afro-Indian Ocean
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New Delhi’s US-Backed “Chinese Containment” Strategy in the Afro-Indian Ocean

India’s American-backed anti-Chinese “containment” strategy seeks to have New Delhi establish control over crucial nodes along the Sea Lines Of Communication (SLOC) in the Afro-Indian Ocean, but the country’s plans are being thwarted by China’s ingenuity in crafting asymmetrical workarounds to these future chokepoints. Background Dynamics Make no mistake about it, there’s a New Cold…