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Geopolitics and Maritime Security in the Straits of Malacca: Implications of China’s Maritime Silk Road and Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum; By Carlyle A. Thayer

CAS article no. 0064/2016 Introduction This presentation compares and contrasts two major initiatives that will impact on the security of the maritime domain in the approaches to the Straits of Malacca in coming years: President Xi Jinping’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and President Joko Widodo’s Global Maritime Fulcrum. This presentation begins by summarising the key elements of each initiative. Both have a strong domestic economic focus. The presentation then… Read Article →