I normally do not post material on the blog that covers the Indian Ocean, but make an exception in the case of the February 2011 study by Frank van Rooyen titled “Africa and the Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean” published by the South African Institute of International Affairs.
The Western Indian Ocean has important implications for the Red Sea and the countries of the Horn and East Africa that border it. Van Rooyen focuses on the role in the Indian Ocean of the major naval powers — United States, China, Russia, France, United Kingdom, India and Japan. He also links the Western Indian Ocean to Africa, including issues in the Horn and East Africa.
You can access the report here (PDF).
"Indian Ocean Shore line - Wilderness SA." Flickr/Donnie Ray.