INDIA-CHINA STRATEGIC COMPETITION IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

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Chuong Nguyen
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2842-277X
Binh Nguyen
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9878-711X
Hiep Tran
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5236-993X
Mi Le

Abstract

The XXI is considered by major countries in the Asia-Pacific region as ‘the century of sea and ocean’ and is accompanied by fierce competition among the nations to gain interest in the sea regions. On the basis that previously only considered the competition for military objectives, geostrategic bases and traffic channels through the straits, nowadays, countries worldwide have stepped up the competition for economic interests and marine resources. The development of military power and the competitive activities for resources at sea show clear the tendency to use the sea to contain the continent. In that context, the Indian Ocean, as the world’s third largest ocean, has an important geographic location and rich and diverse natural resources; the arterial sea route is gradually becoming the center of new world geopolitics and an important area in the strategic competition between two ‘Asian giants’ - India and China. The competition between these countries in the Indian Ocean is growing and profoundly impacts the region’s stability and security. This article focuses on the position and important role of the Indian Ocean in the policies of India and China, the fierce competition between the two countries in nearly two decades of the XXI century.     

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Nguyen , Chuong, Binh Nguyen, Hiep Tran, and Mi Le. 2022. “INDIA-CHINA STRATEGIC COMPETITION IN THE INDIAN OCEAN”. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs 8 (3):307-19. https://doi.org/10.47305/JLIA2283307a .
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Chuong Nguyen , Faculty of History, College of Education, Vinh University, Vietnam

Nguyen Anh Chuong, PhD, is a researcher on international politics, especially international relations in Asia and Southeast Asia in relations with China, the South China Sea, and IR Theories. Currently, he is a lecturer at the School of Social Sciences Education, Vinh University, Nghe An 460000, Vietnam. Nguyen Anh Chuong has published many papers in ISI/Scopus system journals on the above theme such as Croatian International Relations Review, Cogent Art & Humanities.

Binh Nguyen, Faculty of History, University of Education, Hue University, Vietnam

Nguyen Tuan Binh, PhD, is working at the University of Education, Hue University, 530000, Vietnam as the Lecturer of the Faculty of History. His research interests focus on international politics, the politics of regionalism, identity politics and international relations in Southeast Asia, Indo-Pacific region. Nguyen Tuan Binhhas published many papers in ISI/Scopus system journals on above theme such as, Journal of Educational and Social Research, Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations,Cogent Art & Humanities, Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Asian and African Studies, Croatian International Relations Review, Austral: Brazilian Journal of Strategy and International Relations.

Hiep Tran , Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Duy Tan University, Vietnam

Tran Xuan Hiep, Assoc. Prof. Dr. of International Relations, is a member of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and a researcher at the Institute of Socio- Economic Research, Duy Tan University, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam. His major research domains include general political and international relations issues, the Southeast Asian region, and Vietnam’s international integration are among his main research interests. He has published many papers in ISI/Scopus system journals on above theme such as, India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs, International Journal of China Studies, Journal of Educational and Social Research, Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations, Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business, Cogent Art & Humanities, Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Asian and African Studies, Maritime Affairs, Croatian International Relations Review, Austral: Brazilian Journal of Strategy and International Relations.

Mi Le , Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Duy Tan University, Vietnam

Le Thi Dieu Mi is a lecturer at Faculty of of Social Sciences and Humanities, Duy Tan University, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam. She received her Master in Oriental Studies conferred by Da Nang University in 2017. Her publications are related to colonialism, Indochina wars, and Vietnam’s foreign policies.