About the Author
Timothy Doyle, is Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Adelaide in Australia, where he teaches Global Environmental Politics, International Political Economy, the International Relations of the Indo-Pacific, and Political Fiction. He was Founding Chair of The Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre (IPGRC) in the School of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Arts. He has served as Chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association's AcademicGroup, based in Mauritius. He is also Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations at Keele University in the United Kingdom. At Keele, he served as Founding Head of the Research Centre for Politics, International Relations and Environment (RC for SPIRE). At the time of writing, Doyle isalso Distinguished Research Fellow at the Australia-Asia-Pacific Institute (AAPI), Curtin University, Western Australia. He is Chief Editor of the Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, Taylor and Francis.Dennis Rumley is a well-known political geographer from the 'Newcastle School', is the Foundation Editor of the Journal of the Indian Ocean Region as well as being outgoing Foundation Chair of the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG). He has taught and researched at the University of Western Australia, the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, and more recently at Curtin University where he was Professor of Indian Ocean Studies. For the past 30 years, Dennis Rumley's research hascentred principally on Australia's regional relations, first, with the Asia-Pacific, second, with the south-west Pacific and then with the Indian Ocean Region. The latter led to a series of collaborative projects on various aspects of the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean Region with IORG colleagues, especiallySanjay Chaturvedi and Timothy Doyle.