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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 ...
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 ...
Ferry safety: A neglected aspect of maritime security?
The tragic deaths of four Singaporeans when a ferry sank off the coast of Bahrain on 29 March drove home the grim reality that many more people lose their lives in ferry accidents each year than in aircraft crashes. ...
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 ...