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Ocean Governance and Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea

By CIMSEC 08-02-2020 02:57:30

Posted in: Government

[By Bem Ibrahim Garba] The world’s oceans occupy over 70 percent of the earth’s surface, playing a significant role...

Unmasking Trends in Maritime Crime in the Caribbean

By CIMSEC 07-31-2020 06:38:56

Posted in: Government

[By Dr. Ian Ralby, Lt. Col. Michael Jones and Capt. Errington Shurland (ret.)] While life on land for most people has been unus...

Op-Ed: The U.S. Should Fight Illegal Fishing for Great Power Advantage

By CIMSEC 07-29-2020 01:58:44

Posted in: Government

[By Matthew Ader] Illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing costs Asia billions of dollars a year and constitutes a th...

Interview: Commanding the Futuristic Destroyer USS Zumwalt

By CIMSEC 07-15-2020 09:42:34

Posted in: Government

[By Dmitry Filipoff] CIMSEC had the opportunity to discuss commanding the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) stealth destroyer wi...

How China Has Overtaken Japan in Naval Power and Why it Matters

By CIMSEC 07-05-2020 01:31:30

Posted in: Government

[By Toshi Yoshihara] A major reversal of fortunes at sea has gone largely unnoticed. Over the past decade, the Chinese Navy spe...

The Challenge of Guarding Bab el-Mandeb

By CIMSEC 06-14-2020 11:34:54

Posted in: Shipping

[By Elizabeth White] Many a discussion of the Bab Al Mandeb Strait starts with the translation from the Arabic name (Gate of Te...

How the U.S. Can Improve its Maritime Anti-Smuggling Program

By CIMSEC 05-24-2020 01:44:39

Posted in: Government

[By Laura Burroughs] On April 1, President Trump announced that the United States is doubling its counternarcotics operations i...

Taking Notes from Narcos on Unmanned Ship Design

By CIMSEC 05-13-2020 01:55:55

Posted in: Government

[By Collin Fox] In September 2018, the Panamanian Aeronaval Service (SENAN) captured a fairly crude low-profile vessel (LPV). I...

Maritime Law Enforcement and Overfishing in the South China Sea

By CIMSEC 04-10-2020 03:58:13

Posted in: Shipping

[By Michael Perry] Fish are the primary source of animal protein for populations bordering the South China Sea (SCS) and overfi...

China's Bid for Maritime Primacy in the Indo-Pacific

By CIMSEC 03-02-2020 08:25:00

Posted in: Government

[By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin] In this decade, the United States Navy may be displaced as the most formidable maritime presence in...

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