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The Maritime Implications of Indonesia’s Presidential Election

Indonesia, the world's third-largest democracy and largest Muslim-majority nation, faces a crucial presidential election on February 14.

Unlocking the Minilateral Paradigm for ASEAN Maritime Security Cooperation

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) currently faces many time-sensitive challenges, maritime security chief among them.

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Philippines Seeks Greater Regional Cooperation on South China Sea Disputes

Amidst escalating tensions in the South China Sea, the Philippines seeks to foster regional cooperation by engaging with neighboring nations like Malaysia and Vietnam. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr...

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Managing the Complex Maritime Disputes That Divide China and the US

Amidst the volatility between China and the U.S., Taiwan stands as a pivotal concern, but the maritime arena follows closely. American leaders aim to "manage" relations with China, safeguarding the..

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What Is at Stake For the EU in the South China Sea?

Both ASEAN and its European counterpart have strong incentives to strengthen their cooperation on maritime security issues amid increasing Sino-American frictions.

Towards a Robust Philippines-India Maritime Security Partnership

Since both countries have experienced the impacts of China’s gray zone activities, the sharing of intelligence, information, and best practices will be vital.

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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.