GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

ASEAN and the Indian Ocean: The Key Maritime Links


This paper discusses key issues in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), particularly the interests of ASEAN in that region. The main focus is on the maritime dimension. The paper identifies key maritime issues in the IRO, including where the interests of ASEAN might lie, and explores the interplay between Southeast Asia and the IOR on these issues. Lastly, the paper makes policy recommendations regarding the prospective ASEAN position on IOR issues and the initiatives that ASEAN might take.


The views represented in this document are not a reflection of the views and policies of any government but solely those of the authors. The document also represents a compromised rather than a consensus view and the authors are not agreed on every single issue.