Ocean Security

Environmental Security

Ocean Security

In 2010, governments around the world agreed to protect 10 percent of the world’s oceans by 2020. Today, only three percent are designated as marine protected areas (MPAs), and a robust enforcement regime is largely missing. While oceans are recognized for their importance to conservationists, they are also important to global security. In our research and analysis on the oceans, Stimson has identified several intersections of marine protection and enforcement and peace and stability, including: the connections between illegal fishing and transnational organized crime; the entry of fishermen into illicit markets; geopolitical conflict over fishing rights; and the use by governments of military assets to combat illegal fishing. Through a partnership with National Geographic, Stimson launched Secure Oceans, a platform that helps countries, multilateral organizations, and NGOs around the world find the right technology to protect their marine protected areas.

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Research and Analysis

April 12, 2017 | EXPERT: Amanda Shaver , EXPERT: Emma Myers

Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time. While the two agree on the need to strengthen cooperation between the U.S. and China, there are several agenda items that are likely to become contentious, not least of which is North Korea.

April 7, 2017 | EXPERT: Sally Yozell

On March 13, desperate Somali fishermen hijacked

March 8, 2017

This post is part of the Natural Security Forum blog, which provides quick analysis from the Natural Security Forum team and outside contributors.

March 1, 2017

This post is part of the Natural Security Forum blog, which provides quick analysis from the Natural Security Forum team and outside contributors.

February 28, 2017 | EXPERT: Emma Myers

The unlikely story of a conservation organization and a re-packaged technology solution to root out illegal fishing.
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