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Distinguishing Rice From Wrong: Lessons From a Hamburg Cocaine Bust

By CIMSEC 02-16-2021 04:50:00

Posted in: Government

[By Dr. Ian Ralby] In the summer of 2020, the Port of Hamburg, Germany, had one of the largest drug busts in its history. On Ju...

The IMO 2021 Cyber Guidelines and the Need to Secure Seaports

By CIMSEC 01-10-2021 03:14:00

Posted in: Government

  [By Commander Michael C. Petta, USCG] The coming of a new year often holds promise for the future. With the coro...

Cybersecurity at U.S. Ports: Clear Rules Require Rulemaking

By CIMSEC 11-13-2020 03:08:04

Posted in: Ports

[By CDR Michael C. Petta, USCG] Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the U.S. Coast Guard led the way on maritime security...

A Global Accelerator Network to Launch the "Digital Ocean"

By CIMSEC 11-07-2020 05:16:25

Posted in: Government

[By Julie Angus and Michael D. Brasseur] Oceans support the livelihoods of over three billion people, provide the primary sourc...

Op-Ed: Why the U.S. Navy Needs to Start Building its Future

By CIMSEC 11-04-2020 08:49:56

Posted in: Government

[By Frank T. Goertner] Four years ago, the U.S. Navy began talking seriously about future fleet design. Directives we...

Op-Ed: Rep. Elaine Luria on the U.S. Navy's Shipbuilding Plans

By CIMSEC 11-01-2020 11:01:25

Posted in: Government

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

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...

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