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EU Aspides force lacks ships to protect Red Sea maritime traffic

In early April, there was a notable reduction in Houthi rebel attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

Houthi Ship Attacks Pose a Longer-Term Challenge to Regional Security and Trade Plans

The Washington Institute has reported an escalating threat to commercial shipping in the Red Sea, particularly since the onset of the Gaza war and Operation Prosperity Guardian.

Unending Turmoil in the Red Sea Raises Doubts on China’s Strategy

The ongoing crisis in the Red Sea, initiated by Houthi rebel threats against Israel's Western allies post the October 7, 2023 attack, has escalated into a significant threat affecting over 65 nations.

Cross-Strait relations in the Lai era

On May 20, Lai Ching-te was inaugurated as Taiwan's new president, prompting significant military drills by Beijing around the island three days later.

The Houthis Escalate and Expand the War

In early June, the Houthis arrested several United Nations and international NGO employees, accusing them of being part of an “American-Israeli spy cell.”

Cabinda to Cape Town: how crime-proof are Africa’s Atlantic shores?

The Atlantic Ocean, historically pivotal for transoceanic trade, remains crucial today, particularly in connecting Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

China's shadow armada: The unseen power of the maritime militia in the South China Sea

China’s maritime militia, known as the People’s Armed Forces Maritime Militia (PAFMM), is a pivotal yet often overlooked component of Beijing’s strategy to assert its territorial claims in the South..

Pirates, Middle East instability and drought disrupt the world’s ports

The ports of Algeciras in Spain and Tanger Med in Morocco, situated on opposite sides of the Gibraltar Strait, are experiencing significant strain due to recent disruptions in global shipping routes.

Rethinking the South China Sea in Indian Maritime Security Strategy

In late May, the Indian Navy's (IN) Eastern Fleet concluded a significant operational deployment in the South China Sea, featuring port calls in Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, and..

65 countries affected by Houthi attacks in Red Sea, including Iran: US intelligence

The Iran-backed Houthi group, operating from Yemen, has significantly disrupted maritime security and international trade in the Red Sea.