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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.
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 ...
Sub-standard ships and human costs of piracy : the case of Captain Prem Kumar
The human costs of piracy off the Horn of Africa are mounting with an escalating level of violence and shipowners unwilling to pay higher ransoms while operating sub-standard ships. As the plight of Captain Prem Kumar ...
Solving maritime disputes : the Bangladesh-Myanmar way
The maritime boundary dispute between Bangladesh and Myanmar has been resolved peacefully by international arbitration. However this is not necessarily a precedent for other disputes in the region.
A new dimension to global piracy : increased attacks in the Gulf of Guinea
The Gulf of Guinea has emerged as a new “hot spot” for global piracy. Increased attacks threaten the economic development of the region, particularly the exploitation of its marine resources.
US AirSea Battle : countering China's anti-access strategies
The US is developing the AirSea Battle concept in response to what it sees as China’s anti-access strategies. But there are risks for the region if the two sides misunderstand each other’s intentions.
Piracy monitoring wars : responsibilities for countering piracy
A ‘war of words’ has broken out over the seriousness of the current threat of piracy and sea robbery in Southeast Asia and responsibilities for countering the threat.
US marines in Northern Australia : strategic benefits with social costs
There are strategic benefits for Australia and the US in having American marines in Northern Australia. While this is so, serious social problems might also arise requiring careful management by both countries.