Soundings Papers: China’s growing Indian Ocean maritime interests: sowing the seeds of conflict?

Soundings No. 2
Soundings No. 2

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Jaimie Hatcher

The rising power of China and its growing thirst for energy and resources has re-established the strategic importance of the Indian Ocean region. This paper will attempt to resolve whether the seeds of conflict are being sown in this region through an analysis of national responses to, and the nature of, China’s national goals and risk propensity.