• Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Ten: Responding to Intensifying Security Threats in the Sulu Zone

    02 June 2017. 

    The Security Predicament in the Southern Philippines; Kidnappings and Piracy; Transnational NSAG Networks and the Islamic State; Philippine Counter-Insurgency Operations; Regional Concerns Over Ungoverned Spaces; Indonesia–Malaysia–Philippines Security Cooperation; Conclusion

  • Events

    Forward thinking on transnational threats

    05 April 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Michael Miklaucic, Director of Research, Information and Publications, Center for Complex Operations, US National Defense University
    Mark Shaw, Director, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
    Tuesday Reitano, Deputy Director, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
    Hilary Matfess, Research Analyst and Senior Programme Officer, Center For Democracy and Development, Abuja
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 5 April 2017, 12.30–2pm BST

  • Events

    Managing the Power Within: China's Central State Security Commission

    04 April 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Samantha Hoffman, Research Consultant at IISS Future Conflict and Cyber Security and Defence and Military Analysis programmes
    Peter Mattis, Fellow, Jamestown Foundation China Programme
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 4 April 2017, 10–11am BST

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Six: Regional Maritime Security Initiatives

    27 May 2016. 

    United States: playing the long game; Japan: seeking to help; China: focusing on trade; Taiwan: seeking a place at the table; ASEAN: appreciating the maritime challenge; Southeast Asia’s ‘spider’s web’ of maritime security cooperation; Navy and coastguard symposia; Maritime safety; The Indian Ocean; India; Australia and Indonesia; South and Central Pacific; Conclusion

  • Events

    Sea Change: New Maritime Horizons in a Changing World

    20 July 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 20 July 2015

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 4: Murder on the Mekong: The long arm of Chinese law

    24 May 2015. 

    The murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River in October 2011 prompted a technically still non-interventionist Beijing to become de facto a river cop along Southeast Asia’s longest waterway.

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 4: Sub-Saharan Africa

    14 April 2015.  Central African Republic
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Nigeria (Delta Region)
    Nigeria (Ethno-religious Violence)
    South Sudan
    Sudan (Darfur)

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Twelve: Maritime security in the Asia-Pacific

    08 May 2014. 

    What is maritime security?; Maritime disputes: Japan and its neighbours; Maritime disputes: the Korean Peninsula; Maritime disputes: norms, principles and regulation; Piracy and maritime crime; Piracy; Human trafficking and smuggling; Arms and narcotics trafficking; The link with fishing; Maritime constabulary agencies; Maritime-security collaboration; Conclusion

  • Strategic Comments

    Enduring threat of global piracy

    02 May 2014. 

    The recent hijacking of a tanker in the Strait of Malacca replicated the methodology that has come to characterise piracy off the west coast of Africa. Despite the achievements of those engaged in combating piracy around the world, the incident indicated that piratical attacks are set to remain a significant maritime threat for some time to come.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Christian Le Mière: Growing maritime insecurity in West Africa

    28 February 2014.  By Christian Le Mière, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security  On 15 February, a team of IISS staff flew to Nigeria to host a workshop on maritime security in West Africa, aboard HMS Portland, a Type-23 frigate that is currently the UK’s Atlantic patrol vessel. Maritime security has become something of a hot topic in West Africa, with the Gulf of Guinea becoming the most virulent region in terms of...

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