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US given OK to enforce maritime law around Palau as Washington vies with China for Pacific influence

BANGKOK - The United States has signed a new agreement with Palau, which gives American ships the authorization to unilaterally enforce maritime regulations in the tiny Pacific island nation’s..

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As Australia strengthens its ties with the Philippines, it’s wading even further into the dangerous South China Sea

At the end of last week, 1,200 Australian troops took part in a joint military exercise in the Philippines with hundreds of Filipino and American forces. Their mission: simulating the retaking of an..

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Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 28th August 2023

Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 28th August 2023.

Laser and Water Cannon Diplomacy in the South China Sea

The South China Sea dispute presents several relatively new phenomena in the modern study of relations among nations. In this seven-country disagreement, we can see how a country deliberately built..

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Putin must not be allowed to turn the Black Sea into a Russian lake

On July 17, Russia withdrew from the UN-brokered Black Sea Grain Initiative, striking a devastating blow to Ukraine’s economy and undermining global food security. Yet the grain shutoff is just one..

Dryad Global Becomes Corporate Member of Maritime London

Dryad Global is pleased to announce its membership in Maritime London, a company with the vision of supporting the UK’s primacy as the world’s leading provider of maritime professional services.

Keeping tabs on China’s murky maritime manoeuvres

America and its allies are using whizzy new tools to track China’s military activity and illegal fishing. IN JANUARY 2021 a fleet of Chinese fishing vessels approached the coast of Oman, apparently..

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Ukraine Strikes Back Against Russia as World’s 1st Drone War Escalates

While the Ukrainian authorities typically prefer not to acknowledge responsibility for individual incidents, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has publicly warned that the war is now “returning..

Battle For Indian Ocean: How EU And India Can Strengthen Maritime Security

China’s strategic use of ports, as well as its growing military presence in the maritime space in general, has increasingly aroused the displeasure of other actors in the Indian Ocean, including..

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 21st August 2023

Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 21st August 2023.