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Intelligence Brief: China Controls the South China Sea

The South China Sea, now essentially controlled by China, sees several million barrels per day of oil and other goods transit through its waters.

Operation Aspides: The European Union’s Response to the Red Sea Crisis

In response to escalating Houthi attacks on maritime vessels in the Red Sea and northwestern Indian Ocean, the European Union launched EU Naval Force Operation Aspides on February 19.

The U.S. perspective on Black Sea security

In recent years, the Black Sea has emerged from relative obscurity to a focal point of strategic interest, prompting renewed attention from the United States.

Dryad Flags Red Sea 'Electronic Warfare' Alert

In Dryad Global's recent Maritime Security Threat Advisory (MSTA), we highlighted a concerning "electronic warfare/interference" alert in the Red Sea.

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.

Red Sea crisis is a warning that we must invest in our maritime capability

In the ongoing operations in the Red Sea against the Iranian-backed Houthis, led by the United States and the United Kingdom and supported by other nations such as the Netherlands, Bahrain, Canada,..

Maintaining Red Sea security is a regional and international necessity

The current conflicts and security tensions in the Red Sea region are not just local concerns; they reverberate globally, impacting maritime transport, shipping costs, and economic activities.

Past and present parallels to Red Sea risks

Recent legal debates surrounding incidents like the attack on the Marlin Luanda and the UK Supreme Court's ruling in The Polar illuminate the intricate challenges confronting shipowners, charterers,..

Rising Geopolitical Risks and Declining Maritime Security in the Red Sea

The escalating Houthi attacks in the Red Sea region are amplifying economic and security concerns for the U.S. and its allies, profoundly impacting maritime security and disrupting the global supply..

Russia has turned the Black Sea into a minefield. What should be done about this?

The Black Sea has become a perilous minefield over nearly two years of conflict, posing a grave threat to Ukrainian civilian shipping and the export of Ukrainian grain, as well as endangering the..