Does US want free and open Indo-Pacific region?

Joan Chang | The U.S. government’s interest in a free and open Indo-Pacific region is “rooted in the fact that the United States is an...

Russia expands assets and naval horizons across Indo-Pacific

Emanuele Scimia | On July 29, at an event marking his country’s Navy Day, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that 26 new warships and vessels...

Violent piracy in Southeast Asia – A feature of the past?

Alison Burrell | ReCaap’s July 2018 Monthly Report recorded not only a year-on-year decline in piracy incidents for January to July compared to 2017, but...

The US is switching up a gear in the Indo-Pacific

Emanuele Scimia | In its annual report to Congress on China’s military strength, released last Thursday, the US Department of Defence emphasised the increasing Chinese...

Southeast Asia a stage for Washington’s game

Zhao Minghao | Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's China visit that began on Friday is the most important high-level exchange since the new Malaysian government...

Rise of the white hulls in Southeast Asia

Jay Tristan Tarriela | By the turn of the twenty-first century, coast guard organizations in Southeast Asia have been emerging as the new maritime constabulary force....

The growing drone threat: A new challenge for ports security!

Erik van Wilsum | You’ve got a difficult task as a PFSO, keeping up with all emerging security threats to meet your ISPS Code obligations. Like most...

China will hire Iranian tankers to keep oil flowing

Chen Aizhu and Florence Tan | Chinese buyers of Iranian oil are starting to shift their cargoes to vessels owned by National Iranian Tanker Co...

Trump administration launches new task force to focus on Iran

The Trump administration is launching a new task force to focus on Iran, highlighting the threat from the country as a top foreign policy...

Indian maritime sector: A fair comparison – Interview with Dr. Malini...

Express News Service | You have introduced solar energy in the shipping industry. How practical is this move? Solarisation of the shipping industry is a long process....

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