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China Considers Joining TPP Free Trade Deal Without U.S.

[By David Uren] China is expressing an interest in joining the updated Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement, which wa...

Could the India–China Border Conflict Lead to a Naval War?

The recent developments in Ladakh on the disputed border between India and China were shocking and tragic. The clash in Galwan Val...

Persian Gulf Could be a New Front in US-China Competition

[By Amin Saikal] As the rivalry between the United States and China spirals into a new cold war, it carries the potential to wi...

Op-Ed: S. China Sea Standoff is Riskiest Part of China's Adventurism

[By Mohammed Ayoob] Many local factors have contributed to the face-off between Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh. Western...

Op-Ed: Time for a Minesweeping Force for the Strait of Malacca

[By Greg Mapson] For the better part of 50 years, NATO has maintained a standing force of mine countermeasure vessels at the re...

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...

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