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The Complex Dynamics Surrounding the U.S. Naval Task Force in the Red Sea

In response to escalating threats and disruptions to maritime security in the Red Sea, the United States has formed a dedicated naval task force to counter the influence of Iranian-backed militias.

The Quad’s growing focus on maritime security

The emergence of minilateral initiatives in the Indo-Pacific, particularly the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) involving Japan, Australia, India, and the United States, has garnered global..

Rising Tide of Piracy in Asian Waters: Urgent Calls for Vigilance and Action

In a sudden upheaval on a seemingly tranquil February morning, the maritime community grappled with unsettling news of Category 2 piracy off Kutubdia Anchorage, Bangladesh, followed by a more severe..

Could the 'Middle Corridor' offer a secure trade route that bypasses the Red Sea?

Amidst escalating tensions in the Middle East and disruptions in global trade routes due to the war between Russia and Ukraine, the 5th Balkans and Black Sea Forum explored alternatives for a secure..

The Houthis could inspire a new wave of piracy — and the English Channel makes us uniquely vulnerable

In an unexpected turn of events, the Houthi rebels have emerged as a significant maritime threat, catching many by surprise.

Digital Hijacking at Sea: Unveiling a Cyber Attack Scenario in the Red Sea

In an era dominated by digital advancements, the maritime sector stands at a critical juncture. With the ever-increasing reliance on technology, the threat of cyber attacks has escalated, posing..

Tackling the Houthi Drone Threat with AI

In the strategic Red Sea and Suez Canal route, critical for 10% of global trade, Houthi rebel drone attacks have unveiled deficiencies in ship alert systems, creating a perilous environment for..

Libya’s uphill struggle to attract oil investment

Libya, once a major player in global oil markets, faces challenges in realizing its oil potential due to a tumultuous history characterized by political instability, sanctions, and civil unrest.

Maritime Security Architecture and Western Indian Ocean: India’s Stakes

In the wake of the Israel-Hamas conflict, the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden have become focal points due to escalating attacks by Yemen's Houthi rebels on merchant ships since November 2023.

Iranian and Hezbollah commanders help direct Houthi attacks in Yemen

Reports indicate a troubling escalation in Houthi attacks on vessels in the Red Sea, with sources revealing the active participation of commanders from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps..