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Houthi Ship Attacks Pose a Longer-Term Challenge to Regional Security and Trade Plans

The Washington Institute has reported an escalating threat to commercial shipping in the Red Sea, particularly since the onset of the Gaza war and Operation Prosperity Guardian.

The Houthis Escalate and Expand the War

In early June, the Houthis arrested several United Nations and international NGO employees, accusing them of being part of an “American-Israeli spy cell.”

Pirates, Middle East instability and drought disrupt the world’s ports

The ports of Algeciras in Spain and Tanger Med in Morocco, situated on opposite sides of the Gibraltar Strait, are experiencing significant strain due to recent disruptions in global shipping routes.

Bangladesh’s Growing Role in Maritime Security

The resurgence of piracy in the western Indian Ocean, triggered by Houthi attacks on international shipping in late 2023, has created opportunities for Somali pirates, resulting in 18 hijackings..

Escalation Beneath the Waves: The Looming Threat of Houthi UUVS in the Red Sea

The Red Sea, a crucial artery for global trade, faces a new menace in the form of Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs) deployed by Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Does manipulating AIS data help ships avoid Houthi attacks?

The Red Sea poses a significant challenge for shipping companies. They are caught between the risk of Houthi missile attacks when passing through the Suez Canal and the added expense of..

EU-Seychelles accord could slow Indian Ocean drug trade

In October 2023, Seychelles and the European Union (EU) reached a pivotal agreement allowing the transfer of suspected drug and weapons traffickers from EU Naval Force to Seychelles for prosecution.

Houthi Attacks, Piracy And The Challenge Of Multilateral Response

In the throes of escalating Houthi attacks on Red Sea shipping and subsequent retaliation by US and allied forces, India finds itself ensnared in a maritime crisis of daunting proportions, contends..

How the Indian Navy has become the first responder against piracy

The Indian Navy has demonstrated its swift and effective response to piracy by rescuing crew members from the hijacked Bulgarian ship MV Ruen and apprehending 35 pirates off the coast of Somalia.

ICS: How the maritime industry tries to tackle drug smuggling

The maritime industry confronts the escalating challenge of drug smuggling, as highlighted in the latest Leadership Insights newsletter from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).