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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 ...
Clashes at sea : when Chinese vessels harass US ships
Recent clashes between Chinese patrol vessels and US ocean surveillance ships operating in China's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) highlight differing views on the rights and duties of countries in an EEZ. With the increasing ...
The rise of Rudd and the fall of Howard : policy implications for Southeast Asia
The rise to power of Labor government in Australia bears some significant implications for Southeast Asia. Issues such as climate change and maritime security where clear common insterests exist between Australia and the ...
Coming back to the US fold : New Zealand defence and security policies
The recent Defence White Paper and the signing by the United States and New Zealand of the Wellington Declaration are significant developments in New Zealand’s defence and security policies.
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.
The hijacking of the MV Zirku : a case study in shipping security
The recent hijacking of the crude oil tanker MV Zirku in the Arabian Sea bears some interesting lessons for shipping security.
Killing pirates : dilemma of counter - piracy
The recent storming of a hijacked ship off Somalia by South Korean navy commandos, resulting in the killing of eight pirates, has met with considerable acclaim. The success, however, has not resolved the debate over ...
Managing the South China Sea : sovereignty is not the issue
Sovereignty disputes and maritime boundaries in the South China Sea will not be resolved in the foreseeable future. Accordingly the claimant countries must change their mindsets from nationalistic assertions of rights to ...