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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.

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..

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.

THE STRATEGIC ABUSE OF MARITIME SECURITY IN THE RED SEA

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

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.

A Sober Analysis of Ukrainian Success in the Black Sea (Thord Are Iversen)

Former Royal Norwegian Navy Officer Thord Are Iversen recently visited CIMSEC's 'Sea Control' podcast to discuss the intricacies of the Ukraine/Russia battle for the Black Sea.

FIGHTING, FISHING, & FILMING: THE ISLAMIC STATE’S MARITIME OPERATIONS

In 2004, two US Navy personnel and one member of the Coast Guard were killed in a blast while attempting to board a boat near the Khawr Al Amaya oil terminal off Basra.

Are Unmanned Surface Vehicles the Best Way to Guard Ports and Harbours?

“Globalization” instantly brings to mind the flow of international trade that has both lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty and delivered abundant choices to consumers.

IRANIAN MARITIME THREATS: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE U.S. NAVY

The volume of oil that flows through the Strait of Hormuz gives it geostrategic importance. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “In 2018, its daily oil flow averaged 21 million..