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Conserving the Pacific's Fish Stocks

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-12-08 20:20:43

[By Dr. Quentin Hanich] The western and central Pacific Ocean is home to the world’s most productive tuna fisheries, supplying global markets with canned tuna,...


Oman's Smugglers Await the Return of Iranian Sanctions

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-11-15 16:20:14

[By Alexander Balas] In 2017 the waters of the Persian Gulf are still choppy. There is U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to decertify the Iran nuclear...


China Charts a More Assertive Foreign Policy

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-10-27 19:33:48

[By Bonnie Glaser and Matthew P. Funaiole] In a landmark address that kicked off the 19th Party Congress, President Xi Jinping articulated his vision for...


After Marawi, Abu Sayyaf Could Return to Kidnapping

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-10-20 21:31:24

[By Sidney Jones] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the “liberation of Marawi,” and the Philippines military says Isnilon...


Hard Questions for the Future of the Royal Navy

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-10-11 20:33:47

[By James Goldrick] In the last few days, the British press and social media have been rife with reports that the Royal Marines are to be reduced by 1000 from...


North Korean Nuclear Program May Need Ocean Test Blasts

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-09-29 16:23:43

[By Morris Jones] A test of a North Korean thermonuclear weapon (or H-Bomb) over the Pacific Ocean is a horrifying proposition. Apart from the serious strategic...


China Challenges India's Leadership in Indian Ocean

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-09-13 18:53:14

[By Abhijit Singh] The recent Indian Ocean conference at Colombo generated much enthusiasm in India's strategic circles. Organised by the India...


N. Korean Shipments May Be for Syrian Weapons Program

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-08-29 19:32:53

[By Rod Barton] On August 22, Reuters reported that two North Korean shipments of unspecified goods on their way to Syria had recently been intercepted. Citing a...


North Korea Displaces S. China Sea on ASEAN Agenda

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-08-07 17:06:09

[By Erin Cook] Just over a year ago, Manila was celebrating an unprecedented international ruling in its favour against China in the disputed South China Sea. This...


China Plans to Export Armed Drones

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-07-26 18:27:41

[By Jennifer S. Hunt] Once the domain of only a handful of states, weaponized drones are now part of the military arsenal of no less than a dozen countries. That number is...

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