Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Opinion U.S. should accept that its Indian Ocean base belongs to Africa Recognition of Mauritian sovereignty would not affect access to Diego Garcia
February 6, 2023 17:00 JST | Africa Diego Garcia, the site of a major U.S. military base in the middle of the Indian Ocean: The U.K. has begun negotiating the return of the archipelago to Mauritian control. (Handout photo from U.S. Navy)
Peter Harris is an associate professor of political science at Colorado State University.
Could the U.S. rest easy if its only military base in the Indian Ocean were under the sovereign authority of an African government instead of the U.K.?
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