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The Strategic Importance of the Straits of Malacca for World Trade and Regional Development

By Hans-dieter Evers and Solvay GerkeZentrum Für Entwicklungsforschung, Prof Dr, Hans-dieter Evers, Senior Fellow, Prof Dr and Solvay GerkeHans-dieter Evers and Solvay Gerke

Abstract

World trade, including especially a big part of the world’s energy resources, has to pass certain “choke points ” between areas of production and their final destination. One of these “choke points ” is the Straits of Malacca, the sea passage connecting the China Sea with the Indian Ocean. As the Strait is only 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) wide at its narrowest point, th

Year: 2006
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