Dr Ralf Emmers
Professor of International Relations; Associate Dean; Head of Centre for Multilateralism Studies, RSIS
Ms Jane Chan Git Yin
Research Fellow and Coordinator of Maritime Security Programme, IDSS, RSIS
Dr Sam Bateman
Advisor, Maritime Security Programme, IDSS, RSIS
Dr Jivanta Schöettli
Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
Dr Sinderpal Singh
Senior Fellow, South Asia Programme, IDSS, RSIS
The Indian Ocean is a strategically important yet volatile region, closely intertwined with ASEAN’s economic and strategic prospects. Both ASEAN and its member states need to step up engagement in the Indian Ocean Region to avoid being marginalised in future strategic affairs and economic initiatives. Common interests and common threats abound, especially within the maritime realm, and greater cross-regional cooperation is a timely necessity.
This volume is a collection of short essays on the key dynamics and developments within the Indian Ocean Region maritime domain and their implications for ASEAN states. It provides a set of focused objectives and practical avenues for promoting linkages between ASEAN and the Indian Ocean Region, which, it is hoped, will lead towards a shared vision of maritime security and prosperity.