China in the Indian Ocean Region: Lessons in PRC Grand Strategy

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This article examines China's grand strategy by analyzing evidence of the PRC's activity in the Indian Ocean region. This includes a review of applicable theoretical concepts from the realist school of thought, a discussion of Chinese activities in the region, and a consideration of alternative perspectives. The overarching theme throughout this study is an attempt to determine what effect China's view towards the United States has on its southwestern development, and what the nature of China's grand strategy could mean for the Indian Ocean region in the future. The study concludes with an analysis of the applicability of the selected international relations literature, and a qualified prediction of future PRC involvement in the region. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Comparative Strategy is the property of Routledge and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Walgreen, David. "China in the Indian Ocean region: Lessons in PRC grand strategy." Comparative Strategy 25, no. 1 (2006): 55-73.

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