Maritime Security

Maritime Security

Stimson experts analyze how maritime security issues in the Arctic, Indian Ocean, and South China Sea impact regional security.

Current Research

November 1, 2019 | EXPERT: Amanda Shaver , EXPERT: Sally Yozell

Commercial fishing is big business, with a complex global seafood supply chain and over 56 million people working on vessels to support it. READ MORE

October 3, 2019


October 1, 2019 | EXPERT: Amanda Shaver , EXPERT: Sally Yozell

The Stimson Center assessed the impact and effectiveness of the US Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) implementation in four seafood-producing countries: Chile, Peru, Mexico, and Indonesia. READ MORE

May 23, 2019

Featured News Somali Pirates Attack Fishing Vessels READ MORE

April 19, 2019

Sierra Leone Closes Waters to Industrial Fishers this Month READ MORE

December 10, 2018

As homes and whole towns in California burned to the ground in unprecedented wildfires, themselves spurred by historic drought, the Trump administration quietly released the fourth quadrennial National Climate Assessment (NCA) in a transparent attempt to bury it over the Thanksgiving holiday. READ MORE

January 30, 2018 | EXPERT: Sally Yozell

In September 2017, the Stimson Center, the U.S. National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO), National Geographic, and the Waitt Foundation hosted a meeting of 100 experts on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Attendees represented entities across the U.S. READ MORE

April 16, 2015 | EXPERT: Hana Rudolph , EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

The Asia-Pacific region is undergoing dynamic power shifts and witnessing new and emerging security threats. In the midst of this dynamic, the United States has realized the potential for “mini-lateral” security cooperation, which complements the existing security arrangements in the region. READ MORE

April 7, 2015 | EXPERT: David Michel

The Stimson Center’s Bridging the Divide: Transboundary Science & Policy Interaction in the Indus Basin is the ambitious outcome of Stimson’s Indus Basin Science Policy Visiting Fellows project and the collaborative work of two exceptional researchers, Dr. Muhammad Jehanzeb Masud Cheema from the University of Faisalabad in Pakistan and Dr. Prakashkiran Pawar of The Energy and Resources Institute in India. READ MORE

September 19, 2014 | EXPERT: Courtney Weatherby

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing impose huge economic costs on Indonesia. To combat this challenge, Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has made a much-needed connection between management of ocean resources and his country’s security through publicly endorsing a “Global Maritime Nexus” doctrine in late 2014. READ MORE

March 30, 2012 | EXPERT: Rupert Herbert-Burns

The first quarter of 2012 paints a somewhat confusing picture with regard to the state of piracy threat in the high risk areas (HRA) of the Indian Ocean. READ MORE

January 29, 2008

An extraordinary demonstration by several hundred young Vietnamese outside China's embassy in Hanoi on December 9, 2007, punctured an aura of warming relations between China and Vietnam that had been carefully cultivated in both capitals.  The demonstrators, shouting ''defend our homeland'' and ' READ MORE

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