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Biden must not let the Indian Ocean slip away like the South China Sea

Vital maritime area is strategically up for grabs

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Indian navy destroyer INS Kolkata, right, steams alongside U.S. destroyer USS Sterett during the annual Malabar exercises conducted in the Indian Ocean in November 2020: further deepening ties with India will be a major priority. (Handout photo from the U.S. Navy)

James Crabtree is an associate professor in practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is author of "The Billionaire Raj."

Joe Biden's list of inauguration pledges on Jan. 20 will be long and largely domestic. But as he grapples over the coming months with his new administration's many conflicting priorities in Asia, the United States President must focus attention on one lesser-heralded area: the pressing need for a new approach to the Indian Ocean.

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