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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...

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...

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