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CHINA’S “BLUE PARTNERSHIP” THROUGH THE MARITIME SILK ROAD

On 20 June 2017, China for the first time put forward a blueprint of its grand “21st Century Maritime Silk Road” (MSR) under the “Vision for Maritime Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative”. The blueprint emphasised the establishment of a Blue Economy and sustainable development. China, through the MSR seeks to build a new form of maritime security regional cooperation.

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LESSONS FROM RECENT SPATE OF COLLISIONS AT SEA: BACK TO BASICS?

A lot has been said and written about the series of collisions at sea particularly concerning the USN ships. The most recent one which raised many questions was in the Malacca Straits where USS John McCain collided with a merchant vessel the Arnic MC resulting in extensive damage to the warship and the loss of ten sailors.The US Navy was compelled to order an operational pause for carrying out a review on all the ships of the Seventh Fleet.

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MAKING WAVES: FORTNIGHTLY E-NEWS BRIEF

15-09-2017    

Making Waves’ is a compilation of maritime news and news analyses drawn from national and international online sources. Drawn directly from original sources, minor editorial amendments are made by specialists on maritime affairs. It is intended for academic research, and not for commercial use.

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THE NORTH KOREAN CRISIS: A GEOPOLITICAL ANALYSIS

North Korea has been under the dictatorial regime of the Kim dynasty since the end of the Second World War. North Korea has conducted more than a hundred missile tests from the 1980s until the time of writing. This includes six nuclear tests and two Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) tests. The situation has intensified with the ICBM tests in july 2017 and the nuclear test on 3 September 2017. North Korea's relations with the United States have had a very rocky history.

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A NEW BEGINNING FOR ‘CODE OF CONDUCT’ IN SOUTH CHINA SEA: IS ONE REQUIRED FOR THE INDIAN OCEAN?

On 06 August 2017, the foreign ministers from the ASEAN and China met in Manila, and adopted the "Framework of the code of conduct (CoC) in the South China Sea”. The framework is meant to lead eventually to the CoC comprising a set of rules outlining certain norms, proper practices and responsibilities of all those involved in maritime activities in the SCS.

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‘BEYOND HARDWARE AND TECHNOLOGY’: THE INTANGIBLES OF CHINA’S NAVAL POWER (PART 2)

So far, most analyses of China’s naval power worldwide have examined the PLA Navy’s existing and projected force-levels, and its associated hardware inductions and technological progression, with little emphasis on the ‘intangibles’ of China’s naval power. While Part 1 assessed China’s naval doctrine at the ‘military-strategic’ level, Part 2 undertakes an assessment of the intangible elements of China’s naval power at the ‘operational’ (campaign) level.

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RECENT UPDATES

First Round Table Conference (RTC) on “Maritime Strategic Culture in India: Ancient and Contemporary Perspectives” (NMF Book Project)

  • 09 August 2017
  • NMF Conference Room

UPCOMING EVENTS

SAGAR Dialogue

12-13 October 2017
Venue :   Goa

PREVIOUS EVENTS

RTD with Indonesian Ministry of Defence delegation

28 August 2017
Venue :   NMF Conference Room

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