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As Somali Pirates Return, Chinese Navy Boasts of Anti-Piracy Operations
April 16, 2017
As Somali Pirates Return, Chinese Navy Boasts of Anti-Piracy Operations
The Chinese Navy wants to be taken seriously as a guarantor of the global commons.
As Somali Pirates Return, Chinese Navy Boasts of Anti-Piracy Operations
The Chinese Navy's Djibouti Base: A 'Support Facility' or Something More?
February 27, 2017
The Chinese Navy's Djibouti Base: A 'Support Facility' or Something More?
China says its facility in Djibouti will amount to little more than a "support facility."
The Chinese Navy's Djibouti Base: A 'Support Facility' or Something More?
Confirmed: Construction Begins on China's First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti
February 29, 2016
Confirmed: Construction Begins on China's First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti
China's defense ministry has confirmed that construction has started on its "support facilities" in Djibouti.
Confirmed: Construction Begins on China's First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti
A Naval Base on the Horn of Africa for China?
May 13, 2015
A Naval Base on the Horn of Africa for China?
According to Djibouti's president, China is looking to set up its first overseas naval base in his country.
A Naval Base on the Horn of Africa for China?
China Evacuates Foreign Nationals from Yemen
April 06, 2015
China Evacuates Foreign Nationals from Yemen
China just evacuated foreign nationals from 10 countries from a war zone.
China Evacuates Foreign Nationals from Yemen
China and the Far Seas
January 10, 2014
China and the Far Seas
China’s Far Seas presence enables it to escort Syria’s chemical weapons marked for destruction.
China and the Far Seas
China and the International Antipiracy Effort
November 01, 2013
China and the International Antipiracy Effort
Preferring to go it alone, Beijing still makes positive parallel contributions. Part two of a two-part series.
China and the International Antipiracy Effort
How China Sees the South China Sea
September 09, 2013
How China Sees the South China Sea
If Beijing sees the near seas as “blue national soil,” foreign patrols must look like invaders.
How China Sees the South China Sea
Pirates Plead Guilty in Malaysian Navy Shooting
September 03, 2013
Pirates Plead Guilty in Malaysian Navy Shooting
Also: Singapore police crackdown, joint exercises between the Philippine and US military. Tuesday ASEAN links.
Pirates Plead Guilty in Malaysian Navy Shooting
The Gulf of Guinea: Jack Sparrow’s New Haunt?
July 26, 2013
The Gulf of Guinea: Jack Sparrow’s New Haunt?
Pirates have moved from the Gulf of Aden, to the Gulf of Guinea. This should make them easy prey.
The Gulf of Guinea: Jack Sparrow’s New Haunt?
Singapore’s Military Modernization
April 27, 2012
Singapore’s Military Modernization
Singapore has the most technologically advanced military in ASEAN. But its defense planning needs a rethink.
Singapore’s Military Modernization
India, China and the Pirates
March 06, 2012
India, China and the Pirates
An agreement between China, India and Japan to coordinate over combating piracy in the Gulf of Aden is an encouraging sign of military cooperation. But it’s no panacea.
India, China and the Pirates
Taming Piracy's Wild West
January 26, 2011
Taming Piracy's Wild West
Merchant crews travelling in the waters off Somalia should consider arming themselves in the name of self-help.
Taming Piracy's Wild West
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