The Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits gives Turkey control over the water route between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.
There are important strategic and political maritime dimensions to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Efforts to combat illegal fishing and fisheries crime must recognise the relationship between the sector and maritime security.
The maritime situation in Mozambique must not be allowed to emulate the maritime threats found off Nigeria, Somalia, and the rebel-held territories in Libya.
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Direct implications for maritime security are unlikely. But there will be ripple effects in the shipping industry and in many commercial sectors.
Sea piracy often grabs the headlines, but it is just one of many symptoms of insecurity at sea.
Besides the misalignment of its resources, design, equipment and its additional roles, the military has also been hobbled by misappropriation of funds.
In 2019, there were fewer attacks and attempted attacks on ships than there had been in 25 years. The coronavirus may bring economic and political changes that make piracy worse in the coming years.
Brexit could make it make the UK’s maritime security more complicated.
Navies, and other security agencies, won’t be able to improve maritime security as long as root causes on land are not addressed.
Kenya and Djibouti are building a more secure and sustainable domestic maritime sector.
Feeding a simple narrative of piracy without a broader look at other maritime security challenges hinders progress in dealing with it.
Despite its importance, Cameroon’s maritime fisheries sector is plagued with largely hidden, or ignored, fisheries crimes.
After Brexit, the UK will need to decide whether it supports EU diplomacy or US militarism.
The number of piracy attacks has certainly declined. But the risk of being attacked at sea remains.
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.
Smuggling, piracy and sanctions-busting are all part of life on the ocean wave.
South Africa is only one piece in a larger puzzle of the heroin trade along the continents east coast.
China’s conventional military assets are intimidating enough, but its latest technological advances could transform the military balance in its neighbourhood.