How China Sees the South China Sea
If Beijing sees the near seas as “blue national soil,” foreign patrols must look like invaders.
Pirates Plead Guilty in Malaysian Navy Shooting
Also: Singapore police crackdown, joint exercises between the Philippine and US military. Tuesday ASEAN links.
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.
Singapore’s Military Modernization
Singapore has the most technologically advanced military in ASEAN. But its defense planning needs a rethink.
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.
Taming Piracy's Wild West
Merchant crews travelling in the waters off Somalia should consider arming themselves in the name of self-help.