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Piracy and Armed Robbery in Southeast Asia: The Need for a Fresh Approach

The region needs to address the growing incidence of piracy and armed robbery before it becomes a serious security concern.

The EU’s Maritime Ambitions in the Indo-Pacific

On March 10, the EU published its new Maritime Security Strategy – an updated and enhanced version of its first maritime strategy from 2014.

Philippines, China Agree on Measures to Manage Maritime Disputes

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Xi Jinping agreed to restart joint oil and gas exploration and set up a direct channel of communication on South China Sea issues.

Amid Ukraine War, Russia’s Northern Sea Route Turns East

With the exit of European partners and buyers, Russia is looking to China and India to get its Arctic energy projects off the ground. 

How to Make the Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness Work

If the U.S. truly wants to improve maritime domain awareness, it needs to engage partners through pre-established mechanisms and find ways to creatively deal with data management and information..

Japan, Philippines Agree to Boost Security Cooperation

Shared concerns about China’s maritime assertiveness have driven a steady strategic convergence between Tokyo and Manila.

India Appoints 1st National Maritime Security Coordinator

The appointment of Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar (Retd), the former vice chief of the naval staff, as the country’s first national maritime security coordinator could not have come a moment too soon...

Malaysia, Vietnam Set to Pen Agreement on Maritime Security

Malaysia will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vietnam later this year to strengthen cooperation in maritime security, a Malaysian official said, as the Philippines continues to raise..