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Chinese aggression ramps up in the South China Sea

In 2023, the South China Sea witnessed an alarming surge in Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) and maritime militia activities, igniting heightened maritime tensions, notably around the Philippines.

Impact of Red Sea crisis on Africa – red flag or red herring?

The Red Sea crisis poses significant economic challenges for African countries, compounding existing issues stemming from COVID-19 and the Ukraine conflict.

The U.S. perspective on Black Sea security

In recent years, the Black Sea has emerged from relative obscurity to a focal point of strategic interest, prompting renewed attention from the United States.

Dryad Flags Red Sea 'Electronic Warfare' Alert

In Dryad Global's recent Maritime Security Threat Advisory (MSTA), we highlighted a concerning "electronic warfare/interference" alert in the Red Sea.

Somalia Turkey maritime deal is a win for both countries and not a power play for the horn of Africa

The recent defence pact between Somalia and Turkey marks a significant step for regional security, focusing on land and maritime cooperation to bolster Somalia's defence capabilities.

While the China threat grabs the headlines these are the maritime issues Southeast Asians want to talk about

Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong delivered a stark admonition to Southeast Asian leaders, cautioning of a potential "devastating" conflict over the South China Sea unless diplomatic and legal..

A Russian Lake: Has the West ceded the Black Sea to Russia?

The Black Sea, once touted as a contested maritime space, now stands as a stark example of Russian dominance, epitomized by the boarding of the Palau-flagged freighter Şükrü Okan in 2023.

Houthi Attacks, Piracy And The Challenge Of Multilateral Response

In the throes of escalating Houthi attacks on Red Sea shipping and subsequent retaliation by US and allied forces, India finds itself ensnared in a maritime crisis of daunting proportions, contends..

In the EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, the Sum of its Parts is Greater Than the Whole

The recent EU engagements in the Indo-Pacific, including the third EU-Indo Pacific Ministerial Forum and the 24th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting, highlighted significant differences between European..

It's Time for a Comprehensive National Maritime Strategy

The United States faces a unique challenge as a global power without control over its commercial shipping.

How the Indian Navy has become the first responder against piracy

The Indian Navy has demonstrated its swift and effective response to piracy by rescuing crew members from the hijacked Bulgarian ship MV Ruen and apprehending 35 pirates off the coast of Somalia.

Managing global supply chains in a turbulent world

Since the onset of Covid-19 four years ago, the disruption to global supply chains has been a constant challenge.

Does Vietnam-Philippines Maritime Cooperation Offer a Template for the Region?

The recent state visit of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to Hanoi underscored the deepening strategic alignment between the Philippines and Vietnam concerning maritime security and the..

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Maritime power shapes the world order – and is undergoing a sea change

Recent attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on commercial and military vessels in the Red Sea have rekindled concerns about maritime security.

ICS: How the maritime industry tries to tackle drug smuggling

The maritime industry confronts the escalating challenge of drug smuggling, as highlighted in the latest Leadership Insights newsletter from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).

Red Sea crisis is a warning that we must invest in our maritime capability

In the ongoing operations in the Red Sea against the Iranian-backed Houthis, led by the United States and the United Kingdom and supported by other nations such as the Netherlands, Bahrain, Canada,..

Watch now: Digital Hijacking at Sea: Unveiling a Cyber Attack Scenario in the Red Sea

The digital age has brought unparalleled conveniences, but with it, sophisticated challenges that stretch across every industry, including maritime operations. Our recent webinar, "Digital Hijacking..

Maintaining Red Sea security is a regional and international necessity

The current conflicts and security tensions in the Red Sea region are not just local concerns; they reverberate globally, impacting maritime transport, shipping costs, and economic activities.

Past and present parallels to Red Sea risks

Recent legal debates surrounding incidents like the attack on the Marlin Luanda and the UK Supreme Court's ruling in The Polar illuminate the intricate challenges confronting shipowners, charterers,..

China is testing its freeriding strategy in the Red Sea

The meeting between senior diplomats from Iran and Saudi Arabia at a China-brokered summit last year marked a surprising turn in diplomatic relations.

Rising Geopolitical Risks and Declining Maritime Security in the Red Sea

The escalating Houthi attacks in the Red Sea region are amplifying economic and security concerns for the U.S. and its allies, profoundly impacting maritime security and disrupting the global supply..