The Growing Power Struggle in Indian Ocean Region: Security Road Map for Bangladesh

  • Tharishini Krishnan National Defence University Malaysia
  • Abu Sadat Mahmud Safeer  National Defence University Malaysia
  • Inderjit Singh  National Defence University Malaysia
Keywords: Bangladesh, Indian Ocean, Maritime Security

Abstract

The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is rising significantly as the center stage for world politics in the current century. Due to the geostrategic and economic importance, the region has created conflicts in strategic interest leading to power confrontation among regional and extra-regional powers resulting in security threats for small littorals like Bangladesh. Some of the threats are influential attachments of the powerful states in foreign, trade, economy and defense sectors, poor regional security architecture and an increase of non-traditional security threats. Analyzing the issues reveals that, Bangladesh can navigate these challenges by playing strategic hedging, pursuing multilateralism, recalibrating trade and economic engagements, and comprehensive drive by government agencies to deal with non-traditional security threats.

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Author Biographies

Tharishini Krishnan, National Defence University Malaysia

National Defence University Malaysia

Abu Sadat Mahmud Safeer,  National Defence University Malaysia

 National Defence University Malaysia

Inderjit Singh,  National Defence University Malaysia

National Defence University Malaysia

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Published
2019-10-28
How to Cite
Krishnan, T., Mahmud Safeer, A. S., & Singh, I. (2019). The Growing Power Struggle in Indian Ocean Region: Security Road Map for Bangladesh. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, 14, 3372-3379. https://doi.org/10.24297/jssr.v14i0.8470
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