By Dr Sithara Fernando

whereas the strategic dynamics within the IOR are advanced and contain many powers there's no doubt that the “strategic triangle” related to the USA, China and India is likely one of the key conventional protection concerns dealing with the IOR. Given Sri Lanka’s geopolitically major position within the IOR this strategic triangle is certain to impact its nationwide pursuits and security.
The valuable questions raised through this quantity are the following:
What are the clients of festival and cooperation in the strategic triangle?
What constitution or development will the triangular kin assume?
How can balance be maintained within the triangular dating within the curiosity of peace within the IOR? and
What could be the impression of this strategic triangle on a small state resembling
Sri Lanka located in a geopolitically major place within the IOR?
The dynamics of the US-China-India strategic triangle within the IOR can be complex, containing components of either festival and cooperation. The learn inside the important chapters of this quantity current a multiplicity of perspectives at the attainable styles that the strategic triangle can imagine. in response to Harry Harding’s typology of the strategic triangle in overseas affairs, those contain: one mediating the clash among the opposite ; two-against-one; and all-working-together. The multiplicity of styles that the strategic triangle may possibly imagine point out that there's more likely to be huge fluctuation in its constitution. what's very important in retaining balance is that the contest isn't really allowed to develop into unmanageable, and the fostering of cooperation according to universal interests.
The US-China-India strategic triangle poses Sri Lanka as a rustic positioned in a geopolitically major situation within the IOR with either demanding situations and possibilities. the main primary problem is posed by way of the tendency of every of those 3 significant powers to subordinate Sri Lanka to their grand strategic pursuits and interplay with one another. the elemental chance offered to Sri Lanka by means of the strategic triangle is that of utilizing its geopolitical significance to every of those 3 significant powers through advantage of its position within the IOR to its personal virtue in a manner that top serves its nationwide interests.

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