Denmark Participates in European Led Task Force in the Strait of Hormuz

12/17/2019
According to an article published by the Danish Ministry of Defence on December 12, 2019: Today, the Danish Government has consulted the Danish Foreign Policy Committee about military contributions to a European-led maritime surveillance mission in the Strait of Hormuz. The Danish contributions will include a staff officer contribution from…

Dealing with the Chinese Challenge: The Case of the Pharmaceutical Industry

08/02/2019
By Robbin Laird and Ed Timperlake The United States and a number of key allies have begun to focus significant attention on reworking the supply chain in key industries associated with imports from China. As Dr. Harald Malmgren recently noted: “Much new industrial thinking is under way how the next…

The Indian Western Fleet Overseas Deployment Program: INS Tarkash Arrives in Sweden

07/21/2019
INS Tarkash as part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet arrived in Sweden on July 2019. According to India Strategic: This marks the first visit of an Indian Naval Ship to Swedish shores after a gap of more than 15 years. During her three day visit, professional interactions, sports and…

The US Navy Working Maritime Security with African Partners

06/22/2019
By defenceWeb The United States Navy is working with partners in Africa to help them enhance maritime security, with exercises, training and aid being delivered, according to US Navy Admiral James Foggo III. “The maritime domain has strategic security implications; not only do piracy and other illicit maritime activities threaten…

Australian Sovereignty and Maritime Security: RADM Goddard Discusses the Role of the Maritime Border Command

05/29/2019
By Robbin Laird During my recent stay in Australia in April 2019, I had the chance to meet with RADM Lee Goddard, Commander of the Maritime Border Command.  His command oversees the operational side of ensuring maritime security for Australia. Because Australia has no land borders, dealing with challenges like…