The Emerging Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean Region

23 Jul

On the 27th July at the Army and Navy Club, Jonathan Ward, Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Changing Character of War Programme, discusses The Emerging Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean Region.

This talk will focus on the emerging geopolitics of the Indian Ocean, one of the world’s vital strategic regions where energy flows and natural resources transit from the Persian Gulf and Africa to East Asian and global markets. The talk will pay particular attention to the rising Chinese military and economic power in the region, Indian naval build-up, an emerging competition between China and India, and the role of major extra-regional actors including the United States and Japan.

Jonathan is pursuing his DPhil at the University of Oxford specialising in China-India relations with a dissertation on the China-India Border War of 1962. He studied Philosophy, Russian and Chinese at Columbia University in New York City as an undergraduate, and continued his language studies at Beijing University in China and St. Petersburg State University in Russia. He speaks Russian, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic, and consults on China-India relations, the Indian Ocean Region, and Maritime Asia for Oxford Analytica. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, he completed a master’s degree in Global and Imperial History at the University of Oxford.

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