The Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo was Secretary of State for Defence from 1995 to 1997 presents the case for the Conservative party prior to the 1997 General Election
The Indian Ocean has been and is the scene for many maritime disputes. Now, with the possibility, of exploiting the Cold War rivalry gone and with the power of the nation state leaking away to supranational, transitional and sectional organisations and interest, the approach to security concerns in the Indian Ocean needs to be re-examined Professor Till here looks at the different problems which faces the policy makers in the region and suggests some solutions to naval planning in an uncertain world.