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Dryad Global Annual Report 2021

The Dryad Global Annual Report 2021 is now available.

China's maritime militia breaks rules and charts course for global dominance

China's quest to become a maritime superpower has turned its massive fishing fleet into a floating militia that actively engages in aggressive, and often illegal, practices at sea.

World’s most fertile fishing ground is facing a ‘unique and dire’ threat

China’s Pacific fishing fleet has grown by 500% since 2012 and is taking huge quantities of tuna.

U.S. to review Jones Act waiver requests

The White House said the Biden Administration was ready to review Jones Act waiver requests from companies that can show insufficient domestic capacity, but stopped short of saying it would issue any..

Project Force: Who will win the underwater arms race?

New designs, new technologies and new weapons are shaping the submarines of the future, which are being manufactured right now, in response to global demand for more potent and flexible designs.

Why Mohammed bin Salman Suddenly Wants to Talk to Iran

Secret meetings have been going on at least since January, catalysed by the spectre of U.S. withdrawal from the region.

Video: Greek Diver Recovers Cocaine Smuggled in Ship’s Hull

Illustrating the depths to which drug smugglers are going in their attempts to move their illicit cargo, the Hellenic Coast Guard released video of a drug seizure this week hidden underwater behind..

Mozambique Could Become Africa’s Next Piracy Hot Spot

On March 24, Ansar al-Sunna, a militant group linked to the Islamic State, launched a bloody attack on the coastal town of Palma, in northern Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, leaving at least 61..

Russia’s Expanding Footprint In The Middle East

Over the last month, the shadow of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has loomed large across the Middle East. In March, he visited the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. He was soon back in the..

U.S. Moves to Seize Tanker Used in Illicit North Korean Trade

The U.S. Government moved to seize an oil tanker that they allege in a court filing was used to violate U.S. and U.N. sanctions against North Korea.