China's Expansion Threatening U.S. Foreign Policy?

GMA 400L - Senior Seminar Research Lab

The Indian Ocean Rim (IOR) has become a global hotspot for international states and developing states to grow in their commercial industries. The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean on Earth and is home to a variety of natural raw materials found within and around the Indian Ocean. These materials can be used to sustain different industries which can provide materials used to develop nation’s infrastructure and supply its population. This intervention by China in the Indian Ocean has the potential to disrupt the United States foreign relations with China diplomatically and economically, Lastly, with this much involvement in the Indian Ocean will China invest more into its maritime/naval forces to maintain and reliable presences in the region.