Bertil Lintner writes for the Asia Times and various publications in Asia and Europe. He is a recognised expert on Burmese issues as well as ethnic minorities, insurgencies and narcotics in South and Southeast Asia. He has numerous books to his credit, most recently China's India War: Collision Course on the Roof of the World.
'A detailed and intriguing account of the rising Chinese superpower's Indian Ocean manoeuvres in a budding new cold war among atolls and island states. This is an indispensable reference tool for anyone interested in this region and in the future of our global order.' -- Lars Ellstroem, author of 'Road to Kashgar: Notes from a Walk through China' 'Four-fifths of the container traffic between Asia and the rest of the world, and three-fifths of the world's oil supplies, pass through the Indian Ocean. The new great game takes place here. This book is a comprehensive and enthralling guide to the Ocean's geopolitics, China's designs for the future of the region and the precarious search for balance. Highly recommended.' -- Bruno Macaes, author of 'Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order'