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Is China Grabbing The South China Sea?

In the geopolitical theater of the South China Sea, the awakening of China as a maritime power has ruffled feathers and stirred debates.

Piracy blues: Understanding the resurgence of Somali maritime threat

In December 2023, Somali pirates made headlines with a daring hijacking, showcasing their continued menace.

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THE EAST AND SOUTH CHINA SEAS: ONE SEA, NEAR SEAS, WHOSE SEAS?

Amidst the vast expanse of the Indo-Pacific lie two seas of immense strategic importance: the East and South China Seas.

The Crucial Role of Public/Private Partnerships in the Red Sea Crisis

In the realm of global shipping routes, the Red Sea stands as a vital chokepoint, necessitating robust maritime security measures.

Escalation Beneath the Waves: The Looming Threat of Houthi UUVS in the Red Sea

The Red Sea, a crucial artery for global trade, faces a new menace in the form of Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs) deployed by Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Intelligence Brief: China Controls the South China Sea

The South China Sea, now essentially controlled by China, sees several million barrels per day of oil and other goods transit through its waters.

THE STRATEGIC ABUSE OF MARITIME SECURITY IN THE RED SEA

Global trade, vital for modern economies, primarily relies on maritime routes.

Does manipulating AIS data help ships avoid Houthi attacks?

The Red Sea poses a significant challenge for shipping companies. They are caught between the risk of Houthi missile attacks when passing through the Suez Canal and the added expense of..

Abandon ship — growing use of uncrewed vessels threatens Africa maritime security

The utilisation of maritime drones for offensive operations in the Black and Red Seas signals a shift in naval warfare.

The Maritime Industry Has Unique Cybersecurity Challenges

The Biden-Harris Administration's recent Executive Order highlights the pressing need to bolster cybersecurity within U.S. ports.

Maritime security: How geopolitics hardens threat patterns at sea and challenges known solutions

The shifting dynamics of geopolitics are extending their reach to the seas, amplifying concerns over maritime security.

Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean Attacks Expose Africa’s Maritime Vulnerability

The Red Sea has become a hotspot of maritime insecurity, with the Houthi militia in Yemen orchestrating a series of attacks since November 2023.

Operation Aspides: The European Union’s Response to the Red Sea Crisis

In response to escalating Houthi attacks on maritime vessels in the Red Sea and northwestern Indian Ocean, the European Union launched EU Naval Force Operation Aspides on February 19.

Red Sea crisis nears boiling point, unable to heat up spot rates

Russian warships recently entered the Red Sea, their objectives shrouded in ambiguity.

The Quad: Responding to China’s Moves Into the Indian Ocean

President Mohamed Muizzu of the Maldives, inaugurated in November 2023, has adopted a pro-China stance, advocating for the removal of Indian troops and fostering closer ties with Beijing.

EU-Seychelles accord could slow Indian Ocean drug trade

In October 2023, Seychelles and the European Union (EU) reached a pivotal agreement allowing the transfer of suspected drug and weapons traffickers from EU Naval Force to Seychelles for prosecution.

How maritime law enforcement can combat China’s gray-zone aggression

In recent events, China's Coast Guard has displayed aggression in the South China Sea, notably forcing a Filipino fishing crew away from Scarborough Shoal, a territory recognized as belonging to the..