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Oil Plummets, But the Iron Ore Trade Carries On

By The Strategist 05-06-2020 02:49:36

Posted in: Shipping

[By David Uren] The continued strength of the iron ore price is surprising, given the collapse of oil, which traders have recen...

Smuggling in the Time of Coronavirus

By The Strategist 05-01-2020 06:34:26

Posted in: Shipping

[By Gareth Rice] In a break from the usual content of the daily White House press briefings on Covid-19, on April 1 U.S. defens...

The Simple but Serious Risk of Sea Mines in Maritime Choke Points

[By Elizabeth White] When you stop and think about it for any length of time, it seems a miracle that the global economy spins...

Coronavirus Shock Cascades Through Indo-Pacific Region

[By Rory Medcalf] The Covid-19 crisis heralds a decade of strategic volatility. Now that the virus has emerged from China, s...

Optionally-Manned Systems and the Future Naval Force

[By James Goldrick] The Washington-based Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis recently released a thought-provoking asse...

Duterte Pivots Away from the U.S. in South China Sea

On February 11, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte gave 180 days’ notice of the termination of the 20-plus-year-...

Preventing the Death of the World’s Rivers

[By Prof. Brahma Chellaney] From the Tigris to the Indus and the Yangtze to the Nile, rivers were essential to the em...

Op-Ed: Water Scarcity Brings New Political Tensions

[By Connor Dilleen] The link between climate change and human security has been on the global security radar for decades....

Op-Ed: Iran and the U.S. Avoid War for Now

[By Ian Dudgeon] President Donald Trump’s public response to Iranian missile strikes on two U.S. airbases in Ir...

Is the Killing of Iran’s Soleimani a Prelude to War?

[By Mohammed Ayoob] Qassem Soleimani’s assassination in an American attack at Baghdad airport, on U.S. President Donald T...

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