Sri Lanka

US Wants Sri Lanka to Become Its “Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier in South Asia”

Andrew Korybko | Sri Lanka catapulted to global attention a few months ago when it was victimized by one of the worst-ever suicide bombing attacks since 9/11, but the island nation’s latest security-related crisis is conspicuously being ignored by the...
Persian Gulf

Iran-US standoff in Persian Gulf

Asif Haroon Raja l Till the Islamic revolution in Iran in March 1979, Iran under Reza Shah Pahlavi was a strategic partner of USA and was lionized as the policeman of the Persian Gulf. Friendship turned...
Indian

Sino-Indian Competition In Maldives

TIC Focus l Former Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed has clashed with the Chinese envoy over Male's "alarming levels" of Chinese debt, which stands at $3.4 billion, even as India has regained ground in the strategically...
Blue-Water

Pakistan Cannot Ignore India’s Blue-Water Naval Build-Up

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program is primarily predicated upon its ability to act as a deterrent, to prevent nuclear blackmail by, or a nuclear conflict with, India. Therefore its nuclear posture...
Gulf of Oman

How Start Of Vietnam War Mirrors Gulf Of Oman Incident?

M K Bhadrakumar | What a coincidence that a leaked document from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) just exposed that the chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria in April, 2018 was most likely...
Persian Gulf

Does US want free and open Indo-Pacific region?

Joan Chang | The U.S. government’s interest in a free and open Indo-Pacific region is “rooted in the fact that the United States is an Indo-Pacific nation” and deeply invested in the broader region, says...
Hormuz

Strait of Hormuz: The chokepoint of global oil supply?

Jawad Falak | The Straits of Hormuz has taken center stage in world affairs due to the increase in American Iranian tensions. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a statement on his website that was taken...
Indian Navy

Dented deterrence: Vincibility of the Indian submarines

Jawad Falak | The Indian navy scrambled its submarine for surveillance, and seemingly, deterrence missions during the Indo-Pak crises that ensued Pulwama attacks. Their principal aim was to target Pakistan maritime interests while denying Pakistan...
challenge

Is China ready to challenge U.S. navy in Pacific?

Steven Lee Myers | In April, on the 69th anniversary of the founding of China’s Navy, the country’s first domestically built aircraft carrier stirred from its berth in the port city of Dalian on the...
nuclear weapons

Indo-Pak nuclear arms race at sea

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program is primarily predicated upon its ability to act as a deterrent, to prevent nuclear blackmail by, or a nuclear conflict with, India. Therefore its nuclear posture...
Hormuz

Strait of Hormuz: Importance, challenges and opportunities

Jawad Falak | The Straits of Hormuz has taken center stage in world affairs due to the increase in American Iranian tensions. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a statement on his website that was taken...

The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road – Richard Ghiasy, Fei Su and Lora Saalman

the-21st-century-maritime-silk-road   The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a long-term Chinese vision for improved global connectivity, expanded production and trade chains, and closer overall cooperation. Thus far, the BRI has mainly focused on Eurasia and...

Blue economy movement gaining traction in Africa

News Desk | An increasing number of African countries are now embracing the blue economy for its potential to deliver solutions to their most pressing development needs–particularly extreme poverty and hunger. Countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, South...

Harnessing Pakistan’s maritime opportunities

Taj M Khattak | Pakistan’s EEZ and extended continental shelf constitutes over 35% of its land and it has a sea front of more than 1000 kilometers. More than 90% of our trade by volume and...
Arabian Sea

Pakistan ensures safe navigation in North Arabian Sea

News Desk | Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi on Wednesday said that Pakistan was a responsible coastal state and its navy’s Hydrographic Department produces the requisite nautical information and digital charts to...
maritime

Cooperative Maritime Security: Role of Pakistan

Olutunde Oladimeji | Anytime we see photos of international naval exercises, involving many warships, large and small, what comes to mind is what we can call an ensemble of naval forces at sea. Such an...
security

Maritime security – a CPEC imperative

Muhammad Usman | CPEC is not a mere transit route or corridor for Pakistan. It has the potential to become robust engine of our future growth. It could inject enduring vitality into our ailing economy thus,...

Chief of Naval Staff vows to preserve marine environment

News Desk | Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi Thursday expressed firm resolve to preserve marine environment and termed the oceans an essential part of the earth’s ecosystem for sustainable life. ‘Let us...
pacific

Russia expands assets and naval horizons across Indo Pacific

Emanuele Scimia | On July 29, at an event marking his country’s Navy Day, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that 26 new warships and vessels would be delivered to Russia’s navy by the end of...
Southeast Asia

Rise of the white hulls in Southeast Asia

Jay Tristan Tarriela | By the turn of the twenty-first century, coast guard organizations in Southeast Asia have been emerging as the new maritime constabulary force. Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam have established or improved...
Arctic

Melting Arctic ensures that maritime security is real !

Tamara Dietrich | Hampton Roads residents know full well that the Atlantic is gnawing ever more ferociously at the shore, surging into the streets whenever it gets riled up, and a looming threat, experts say, throughout...
sector

Indian Maritime Sector—on the cusp of revolution

There are two geographical factors that put the Indian maritime sector at an advantageous position – the vast coastline of 7,500 km and the strategic location along most major shipping highways. For years, the...
Maritime

Opportunities in Indian Maritime Sector

India has a maritime heritage that dates back thousands of years and has heavily influenced the evolution of Indian society. However in independent India, the sector has never received the kind of attention it...
strategy

Indo-Pacific strategy is more like a geopolitical military alliance

Long Xingchun | Since the second half of 2017, US President Donald Trump and other senior officials have frequently mentioned the “Indo-Pacific” concept, but not as a strategy. International speculation has swirled over whether this...
global investors

India to invite global investors to develop Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshadweep

Gireesh Chandra Prasad | India is set to invite global investors for a wide-ranging social and infrastructure development programme in the strategically important islands of Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep. The government will hold a pre-bid...

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