What was behind the latest encounter between US and Chinese military vessels in contested waters?
The South China Sea is of strategic and economic importance to Beijing and the US, setting up a potential power struggle that could spark conflict.
A recent attack by Ukrainian ‘robot ships’ in Crimea shows how effective these unmanned surface vessels can be. Now maritime law needs to keep up with technological developments.
Understanding when, where and why fishing vessels sometimes turn off their transponders is a key step toward curbing illegal fishing and other crimes on the high seas.
Ghana’s maritime economy faces significant challenges in becoming viable.
International and Australian laws need to be updated to cope with the newest drug-trafficking technique threatening maritime security: remote-controlled narco-drones.
China and the US have differing interpretations of the law of the sea – and this is fuelling deep distrust and suspicion.
Efforts to combat illegal fishing and fisheries crime must recognise the relationship between the sector and maritime security.
The latest border protection move from the UK government could breach international law.
The Royal Navy is central to the government’s vision of ‘Global Britain’.
Nothing suggests that HMS Defender’s passage was anything but continuous and expeditious. But the UK should avoid relying on Ukrainian “permission” as a justification.
Russia is attempting to claim more of the Arctic seabed, an area rich in oil, gas and minerals. It’s also expanding shipping and reopening Arctic bases. Here are two things the U.S. can do about it.
Chinese fishermen are illegally trawling South American waters, inflaming tensions with the US. But for centuries Washington used aggressive fishing to expand its overseas presence, too.
The US used to remain neutral on China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea. Why it changed tack.
Australia has a duty to provide urgent medical care to the crews under a maritime convention, but it must weigh the threat to Australians if it allows the ships to dock, too.
Despite its importance, Cameroon’s maritime fisheries sector is plagued with largely hidden, or ignored, fisheries crimes.
An international maritime lawyer explains whether Iran broke the law of the sea by detaining the Stena Impero.
The maritime pollution that drifts to dry land, causes an estimated 400,000 premature deaths and 14 million cases of childhood asthma each year.
The tale of the snow crab bears witness to the how the complexities of climate change and fights over fishing rights play out.
If African countries and their regional bodies want to reap substantially from the blue economy, then it’s time for the continent to invest heavily in securing its maritime resources.