By Manuel Mogato and Stuart Grudgings MANILA | Mon Jul 2, 2012 8:43am EDT (Reuters) – The Philippines may ask the United States to deploy spy planes over the South China Sea to help monitor the disputed waters, President Benigno Aquino told Reuters on Monday, a move that could worsen tensions with its giant neighbor […]
by Noel Sales Barcelona Non-governmental organization, International Seafarers’ Action Center in Manila, renews its call to the United Nations to resolve, peacefully, the problem of piracy in the Horn of Africa, particularly near Somalia, as two Filipino seafarers are killed on the attempt to thwart the hijacking of M/V Eglanti last April 2. In a statement, […]
The intensifying tension between China and the Philippines over Scarborough Shoal calls for an impartial intervention from the US. The peaceful resolution of the dispute lies in how the US successfully maneuvers between its traditional ally and its biggest competitor. By Catherine Samaniego FRICTION IN China-Philippine relations vis-à-vis the cluster of rock formations in South […]
Piracy off the coast of Somalia is a major international issue, mostly because of the close proximity of Somalia lawless and un-policed coast to major shipping lanes. Somalia’s civil war that has been ongoing since the 1990s and the lack of strong and effective authorities has made sea-piracy thrive. There has been a sharp escalation […]
How will new Submarine Sensors and Payloads Influence Naval Warfare in the 21st Century?Owen R. Cote Jr., MIT Security Studies Program Owen Cote was one of the first people to provide his submission for this event. In my opinion, that is the smartest article on submarines that has been published to any blog, anywhere. Ironically, […]
Gabriel RothblattEthical Technology During the recent Seasteading Conference reports highlighted the benefits of different regions for proposed seasteads. Where some factors were favorable others were not – off the coast of East Africa is environmentally a very favorable location but the issue of piracy makes it forlorn. The Seasteading Institute’s mission is to inspire political […]
The international task force announced by the PM at the London conference on Somalia to look at the issue of ransom payments in piracy cases met for the first time on 30 May in London. At its inaugural meeting, members of the task force examined options for preventing the payment of ransoms. Discussions were informed […]
[unable to retrieve full-text content]KUALA LUMPUR – The United States (US) government does not support China's call for one-on-one discussions to resolve the growing South China Sea conflicts, Senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman said.
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Question: What feedback has China received on Asean leaders' discussion on the South China Sea issue at the recent Phnom Penh summit?
The US too does not want a war. It has a military alliance with the Philippines, and Manila could call upon US support if it is attacked. Washington is understandably reluctant to let itself be dragged into a war against a great power by a small ally over a tiny issue. The Obama administration has […]