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United Kingdom: national involvement in the Indian ocean region

3 Dec 2012
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This report look looks at the influence the UK has with its connections, such as Australia and other commonwealth countries in the region. 
Though no longer an empire, the United Kingdom still maintains an interest in the Indian Ocean region. As a global power, the UK sees the Indian Ocean as critical to its own economic success. In addition to security interests, the strategy of “commercial diplomacy”, which taps into the rise of a number of Indo-Pacific economies, the continuing geostrategic relevance of the Middle East and longstanding Commonwealth links from a colonial past in Africa, provide the basis for the UK’s national involvement in the Indian Ocean region.

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