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dc.contributor.advisorHalladay, Carolyn
dc.contributor.authorWijesooriya, Kosala
dc.dateDec-17
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-07T20:35:38Z
dc.date.available2018-02-07T20:35:38Z
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/56845
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe current Sri Lankan--Indian fishery conflict substantially threatens the maritime security of the Palk Bay region and the national security of Sri Lanka. No research has provided a sustainable solution for this issue thus far. Hence, this research identifies three spheres of national security concerns associated with this fishery problem: traditional and human security, non-traditional security, and environmental security. This study examines and explores the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with the Palk Bay fishery dispute. In addition, it explains how the fisheries issue has affected the maritime and national security of Sri Lanka and its maritime border with India. This research studies India's hegemonic attitude and the diplomatic context and maritime security threats this unresolved fishery dispute poses. Then, it analyzes the importance of establishing a sound bilateral relationship between both neighboring states. This thesis finds that the absence of honest diplomatic intervention is the key reason why this fishery crisis has remained unresolved. Moreover, the study finds that adopting a comprehensive maritime strategy is vital for a sustainable solution. Hence, Sri Lanka should exercise a vigorous foreign policy that facilitates a comprehensive maritime strategy to resolve this protracted fishery dispute.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/churninghistoric1094556845
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleChurning "historic waters": maritime and national security in the Palk Bay and Sri Lankaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSimeral, Robert
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authormaritime securityen_US
dc.subject.authornational securityen_US
dc.subject.authortraditional and human securityen_US
dc.subject.authornon-traditional securityen_US
dc.subject.authorenvironmental securityen_US
dc.subject.authorthe Palk Bay fishery disputeen_US
dc.subject.authorIndia's hegemonyen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, Sri Lanka Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy and Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy and Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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