Indian Ocean

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The latest issue of Canadian Naval Review

The next issue of Canadian Naval Review has arrived from the graphic designers! Once again we’ve got an exciting line-up of articles and commentaries. We are very pleased to welcome former Senator Hugh Segal to the Editorial Board, and he has written the Editorial for this issue. The issue also […]

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The Danish Shipowners’ ‘call to arms’ against piracy

The Ports and Ships website is reporting that the Danish Shipowners’ Association has officially requested the Danish government to “lower the threshold” for placing armed security guards onboard Danish vessels.  Currently, they are only allowed to do so in what is termed “extreme circumstances.”  The increasing risks associated with piracy […]

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The ‘Global Spill-over Effect’ of lawlessness at sea

An article entitled “Piracy sidelines Third of Taiwan’s Indian Ocean tuna fleet” (no longer available form on-line source), released on 26 November by AFP details the plight of fishermen operating in the Indian Ocean.  Taiwan has reported to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (ICCAT) that […]

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New statistics from IMB reinforce existing trends, show new ones

The statistics on piracy attacks for the first and second quarters of 2010 have been released.  They contain data that shows the Somali pirates are expanding their capabilities to conduct long-range operations and avoid the multinational naval force patrols. The first two quarters of 2010 have resulted in 196 incidents […]

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Canada’s place among the ‘Sea Front Nations’.

Ken Hansen has posed an interesting question. It is not a question that is independent of other maritime concerns, namely ‘maritime blindness of the Canadian society’, the future of the Canadian navy, and the national interests of Canada. Irrespective of the scientific reasons for the climatic changes unfolding in the arctic, no […]

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Chinese Aircraft Carriers? – Let Them Have Them*

*Moderator’s Note:  This article is reprinted with the permission of the author.  It appeared first on CSIS’s The Pacific Forum on 4 May as “PacNet Number 32.”  The original website can be found at this URL: http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/pac0932.pdf. Tetsuo Kotani (tetsuo.kotani@gmail.com) is a Research Fellow at the Ocean Policy Research Foundation. […]

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Maritime geostrategy and the development of the Chinese navy in the early 21st century

This article, published in 2004 in China’s most prestigious military journal, China Military Science, merits special attention as a cogent explanation for the recent acceleration in China’s naval development that has been manifested by the wide array of sophisticated warships that have emerged from Chinese shipyards since 2000. Xu asserts […]

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The view from the ‘port lookout’

As we wonder what the next budget will bring for naval forces in Canada, we might ask if the present fixation on joint and expeditionary warfare is/is not blinding us to more long standing and traditional maritime concerns. Perhaps it is timely to see what the “other guy” is thinking. […]

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