FDI’s Indian Ocean Research Programme proudly hosted on 14 September 2010 the first of a series of invitation-only research workshops as part of a Landmark Study titled ‘Major Power Intentions in the Indian Ocean Region’. The study will concentrate on the strategic intentions (stated and perceived) and the inter-relationship of the three major powers in the Indian Ocean region: India, China and the United States. It will also seek to determine the implications for Australia.
Each of the five “Chatham House rule” workshops will bring together policy experts and practitioners from a number of backgrounds, including academia, defence, diplomatic and government to discuss and debate the issues.
While the first workshop took a broad regional view, subsequent workshops will focus more specifically on issues relating to India, China, the United States and Australia.