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Op-Ed: Bringing the Navy's Fleet into the Robotic Age

By CIMSEC 10-28-2020 10:04:17

Posted in: Government

[By Dmitry Filipof] As a part of CIMSEC’s Force Structure Perspectives Series, CIMSEC discussed the Battle Force 2045 fle...

Op-Ed: Handysize Bulkers Would Make Useful Unmanned Surface Combatants

By CIMSEC 10-18-2020 01:48:09

Posted in: Government

[By Chris Bassler and Steve Benson] On October 6 2020, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper debuted Battle Force 2045. As foundation...

How Weak Maritime Enforcement Emboldened Ansar Al-Sunna

By CIMSEC 10-09-2020 05:27:43

Posted in: Government

[By Kelly Moss] Two months ago, the insurgent group Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa (“Ansar al-Sunna”) attacked the strategic...

Vietnam's Struggles in the S. China Sea: Challenges and Opportunities

By CIMSEC 09-22-2020 09:41:33

Posted in: Government

[By Viet Hung Nguyen Cao] The new U.S. South China Sea policy, recently announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, once again...

The Sino-Japanese Maritime Dispute in the East China Sea

By CIMSEC 09-20-2020 04:03:35

Posted in: Government

[By Yoichiro Sato] In August 2020 China lifted the annual summer ban on its fleet’s fishing in the East China Sea (ECS)....

COVID-19 and the Straining U.S. Merchant Marine

By CIMSEC 09-09-2020 09:27:09

Posted in: Government

[By Dr. Salvatore R. Mercogliano] On July 29, 2020, the heads of three maritime unions – Marshall Ainley of the Marine En...

Op-Ed: The Navy's Perpetual Racism Problem and How to Fix It

By CIMSEC 08-23-2020 01:44:23

Posted in: Government

[By LCDR Reuben Keith Green, USN (ret.)] The Navy has always had the same three problems when it comes to diversity and inclusi...

Ecuador's Constant Struggle Against Illegal Fishing

By CIMSEC 08-16-2020 09:47:05

Posted in: Government

[By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez] Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a constant challenge for Latin American navi...

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...

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