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The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium : will the navies of the Indian Ocean Region unite?
India recently launched the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) to promote cooperation between navies and coast guards across the Indian Ocean Region. However, past attempts at promoting cooperation in the region have ...
Sea level rise : will the Maldives disappear?
Predictions of rising sea levels have fuelled speculation that the Republic of the Maldives might disappear beneath the sea. Ther is time, however, to plan against this eventuality and all may not be lost for the Maldives.
Security at sea : can anything be done at the Somali Coast?
Three months since it was put to a vote, it was obvious that the United Nations Resolution 1816 (2008) did not work as intended. Warships are now clearly present in Somali waters, yet they are not much of a deterrence to ...
The Australia 2020 Summit – Few New Ideas but Moving Australia to the Left
The Australia 2020 Summit was convened by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to explore the challenges facing Australia over the next decade, and to capture new ideas to respond to them. Despite its lofty aims, the summit produced ...
Tensions in Papua: the Melanesian dimension
Two recent developments –rising communal tensions in Indonesia’s province of Papua and the establishment of a Secretariat for the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) funded by China – point to the importance of careful and ...
Somalia-type piracy : why it will not happen in Southeast Asia
The world has been shocked by the recent spate of piracy attacks off Somalia. Inevitaly there has been speculation that sea robbers in Southeast Asia might imitate these attacks. However, there are good reasons why this ...