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Strait of Hormuz – Iran-US Relations

Zishan Munir | Introduction: Although fantastical statements given out by the likes of Donald Trump or corresponding retaliatory statements made by the leadership of Iran make...

Djibouti Vs Gwadar: A Comparison

There have been speculations in the news that China may be seeking port facilities for its naval ships in the developing Gwadar Port of...

Iranian Maritime Policy – Matrix of opportunities, threats and challenges for...

Ousama Khurshid Khan | Iran under the leadership of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is expanding its regional influence in all sphere i.e. socially, culturally, militarily and...

Pakistan Navy Tests Land-Launched Anti-Ship Missile

Pakistan Navy test fired land based anti-ship missile as part of a training exercise from the coastal region on March 10, according to the...

Iranian Maritime Policy and Ambitions vis a vis It’s Geo-political and...

Aneela Shahzad | Iran’s maritime policy is a mix of asymmetric warfare based on enhancing Anti Access/Access Denial (A2/AD) capabilities in the Persian Gulf and...

Competition in the Indian Ocean: Challenges for great powers

Eleanor Albert | Introduction The Indian Ocean is the world’s third-largest body of water and has become a growing area of competition between China and India....

Iranian-Indian Maritime Interaction: Insights On Intentions & Implications

India’s interest in Iran is firstly driven by a motive to secure and sustain assured supplies for its rising energy needs fulfilling which at...

Is Maldives ditching India for China?

Sudha Ramachandran | India’s influence in its neighborhood was dealt a stunning blow recently with Maldives entering into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China....

Strengthening maritime cooperation and security in the Indian Ocean

Rahul Roy Chaudhury | Delivering the Keynote address at the Shangri-La dialogue of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in Singapore on 1 June...

Blue economy movement gaining traction in Africa

An increasing number of African countries are now embracing the blue economy for its potential to deliver solutions to their most pressing development needs–particularly...

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Inter-Ministerial Committee on Maritime by PM Imran Khan

Government has constituted an inter-ministerial committee to propose reforms in Maritime sector. A decision to this effect was taken at a high-level...

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All about Wing Loong II: Pakistan’s new drone from China

China will sell 48 advanced armed drones to Pakistan. Called the Wing Loong II, the drone can be used for both combat and surveillance...

US Crude Oil Exports to China Dropped to Zero in August

The brewing trade war between the global super powers, China and the United States, has led to a complete freeze of US seaborne exports...