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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...

The Challenge of Guarding Bab el-Mandeb

By CIMSEC 06-14-2020 11:34:54

Posted in: Shipping

[By Elizabeth White] Many a discussion of the Bab Al Mandeb Strait starts with the translation from the Arabic name (Gate of Te...

How the U.S. Can Improve its Maritime Anti-Smuggling Program

By CIMSEC 05-24-2020 01:44:39

Posted in: Government

[By Laura Burroughs] On April 1, President Trump announced that the United States is doubling its counternarcotics operations i...

Taking Notes from Narcos on Unmanned Ship Design

By CIMSEC 05-13-2020 01:55:55

Posted in: Government

[By Collin Fox] In September 2018, the Panamanian Aeronaval Service (SENAN) captured a fairly crude low-profile vessel (LPV). I...

Maritime Law Enforcement and Overfishing in the South China Sea

By CIMSEC 04-10-2020 03:58:13

Posted in: Shipping

[By Michael Perry] Fish are the primary source of animal protein for populations bordering the South China Sea (SCS) and overfi...

China's Bid for Maritime Primacy in the Indo-Pacific

By CIMSEC 03-02-2020 08:25:00

Posted in: Government

[By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin] In this decade, the United States Navy may be displaced as the most formidable maritime presence in...

Budget Analysis and the U.S. Navy's Future Fleet Design

By CIMSEC 02-21-2020 03:05:00

Posted in: Government

[By Dmitry Filipoff] Capt. Arthur “Trip” Barber (ret.) served in the Navy for 41 years, ultimately capping his care...

Down to the Sea in USVs

By CIMSEC 01-28-2020 01:40:00

Posted in: Government

[By Norman Polmar and Scott C. Truver] “How often can you be at the christening of a robot warship?” Deputy Secreta...

U.S. Navy Heads for the Cloud

By CIMSEC 01-21-2020 02:05:00

Posted in: Government

[By Christian H. Heller] The Navy is pushing toward an IT future based on cloud computing that promises enormous benefits and c...

Tanzania Pushes Back on Chinese Port Project

By CIMSEC 12-02-2019 09:49:46

Posted in: Maritime

[By John Hursh] China’s Maritime Silk Road ambitions suffered a setback after Tanzanian officials refused to budge over s...

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