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.
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.
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.
April 27, 2012
Singapore’s Military Modernization
Singapore has the most technologically advanced military in ASEAN. But its defense planning needs a rethink.
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.
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.