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Binding Vietnam and India : joint energy exploration in South China Sea
Vietnam’s recent granting of seven oil blocks in the South China Sea for exploration by India is part of a plan to internationalise Hanoi’s territorial dispute with China. Hanoi hopes to create more stakeholders who can ...
IONS and the Indian Ocean: reviving a listless initiative
Despite an enthusiastic start in 2008, the only pan Indian Ocean Region maritime security initiative, IONS, had fallen into strategic inertia, threatened by creeping irrelevance. Will the growing interest of China and other ...