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The Roots of Somalia’s Slow Piracy Resurgence

The historic town of Eyl, situated on Somalia’s north-eastern Puntland coast, has a storied past and a troubling present.

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Shipping supply chains and global conflicts

Global shipping supply chains are facing significant disruptions due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza, attacks on ships by Houthi militias, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

A Contested Global Order at Sea

Recent events have starkly exposed the vulnerabilities in the global maritime order.

Maritime and economic security are intimately linked

China's recent imposition of a unilateral four-month fishing ban in the South China Sea, encompassing the West Philippine Sea (WPS), has provoked condemnation from the Philippines.

Seychelles Demonstrates How Smaller Nations Can Effectively Combat Piracy

Earlier this year, the Seychelles Coast Guard vessel, Topaz, was diverted to respond to a Somali pirate attack on a Sri Lankan fishing trawler near the Seychelles exclusive economic zone.

Security, surveillance, protection from maritime crime and piracy in Southeast Asia

Over the past two decades, Southeast Asia's sea lanes, once notorious for pirate activity, have seen significant improvements in security.

Shipping supply chains in Asia are being tested by global crises

In recent years, global maritime supply chains have faced numerous disruptions, challenging their resilience.

The Reliability of the Panama Canal in Times of Volatility

At the World Energy Congress in Rotterdam, industry leaders and government officials discussed the complexities and opportunities in today's volatile energy landscape.

Facing up to China’s Hybrid Warfare in the Pacific

The People's Republic of China has registered 26 China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels to operate in the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Convention Area, marking the first such..

Sweden’s NATO Membership Unlocks the Baltic Sea for Alliance, Ends 200 Years of Neutrality

Sweden, only two months into its NATO membership, is adapting its defense strategy after 200 years of military neutrality.

Insurers And Shippers Combat Piracy In Southeast Asia

The threat of piracy and armed robbery (PAR) in Southeast Asia is not as severe as commonly portrayed in news reporting.

GULF OF GUINEA MARITIME SECURITY: LESSONS, LATENCY, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

On January 1, 2024, Nigerian pirates attacked the Hana 1, a small chemical tanker in Equatorial Guinea's waters, kidnapping nine crew members.

The Red Sea attacks highlight the erosion of US leadership in the region

Six months into the Biden administration's Operation Prosperity Guardian, aimed at ensuring freedom of navigation in the Red Sea, the primary challenge has not been the Houthi threat but the failure..

Saudi Arabia Has a Red Sea Vision, Not Yet a Strategy

Since the mid-2010s, Saudi Arabia has centered its foreign policy on the Red Sea, driven by domestic, regional, and international dynamics.

The Role South American Authorities play in preventing drug trafficking to Europe

Recent operations across South America have highlighted the escalating battle against narcotics trafficking within the region.

BASING U.S. SHIPS IN NEARBY WATERS TO COUNTER THREATS IN THE RED SEA

American missile strikes on Houthi forces in the Red Sea underscore the Navy's critical role in protecting one of the world's busiest trade routes.

Bangladesh’s Growing Role in Maritime Security

The resurgence of piracy in the western Indian Ocean, triggered by Houthi attacks on international shipping in late 2023, has created opportunities for Somali pirates, resulting in 18 hijackings..

EVALUATING THE NAVAL RESPONSE TO THE RED SEA CRISIS

Alfred Thayer Mahan’s principles, though conceived in a different era, resonate in the current maritime context, particularly in the Red Sea where the Houthis’ disruption of maritime trade..

Sailing through storms: The fallout of Red Sea disruptions for global trade and inflation

The Houthi attacks in the Red Sea have significantly disrupted maritime trade, particularly affecting the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, a vital route for global oil and seaborne trade.

ANTI-PIRACY LESSONS FROM THE SEYCHELLES

In January 2024, the Seychelles Coast Guard demonstrated its capacity to counter piracy when they rescued a Sri Lankan fishing trawler, Lorenzo Putha 4, hijacked by Somali pirates.

Comparing Gray-Zone Tactics in the Red Sea and the South China Sea

Gray-zone tactics, which operate between peace and war, are increasingly used by actors to further their interests without engaging in open conflict.