Canada Canadian Armed Forces Defense Maritime Nation Naval Issues Naval Modernization Paul Pryce Procurement Security Spain

Canada’s Supply Ship Slipup: ‘Ready, Aye, Ready’?

The early retirement of the Protecteur-class supply ships leaves the Royal Canadian Navy in a challenging position. Paul Pryce discusses the attempted solutions and their potential impact on Canada’s military readiness.

Asia-Pacific China Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Defense Energy & Resources Global Horizons John Pollock Maritime Nation Naval Issues Security Security, Trade and the Economy Uncategorized

Tensions in the South China Sea Mark China’s Growing Regional Influence

John Pollock discusses the highly contested area of the South China Sea and the power China is exerting in the region.

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Defense Maritime Nation Naval Issues Paul Pryce The Middle East and North Africa

Algeria’s Maritime Push

The Algerian National Navy has been on a buying frenzy in recent years, amassing a significant maritime force. In September 2014, representing the culmination of a longer term procurement project, Italy’s Orizzonte Sistemi Navali (OSN) delivered Algeria’s new flagship, an 8,800-tonne amphibious assault ship called the Kalaat Beni-Abbes. But newer projects than OSN’s are currently Read More…

"Peter the Great"
Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Eastern Europe and Russia Energy & Resources Maritime Nation Stefano Spensieri The Arctic

The Coldest War: Part One

There is a new ‘cold’ war brewing between northern states, a war over arctic sovereignty.  With global temperatures rising and arctic ice melting, previously unnavigable paths have now opened up. For a few months out of the year, new passages are allowing for transportation, as well as mineral, oil and gas exploration. This means increased Read More…

Canada Canadian Armed Forces Defense Energy & Resources International Law & Policy Maritime Nation Naval Issues Paul Pryce Search and Rescue Security Technology The Arctic Western Europe

The Delayed Antidote to Canada’s Arctic Anxiety

Paul Pryce offers an update on Canada’s expected Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships. Over budget and potentially behind schedule, there is some cause for concern.

John Woodside Maritime Nation Uncategorized

The Little Engine That Couldn’t: Phasing Out Mare Nostrum (Part Two)

Part One of this article focussed on the shortcomings of Operation Triton, and the policy negotiations Europeans must make when it comes to saving human lives and protecting their borders. While migrant lives are unquestionably important, they are not the sole issue dominating the discussions of migrant smuggling. An unsustainable pattern of illicit immigration has Read More…

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats John Woodside Maritime Nation

The Little Engine That Couldn’t: Phasing Out Mare Nostrum (Part One)

This past July I wrote about Italy’s Mare Nostrum project, which was designed to save vulnerable migrants while crossing the Mediterranean. The program has cost the Italian Government approximately 9 million euros per month, and will be officially phased out by the end of the year. Part of the reason the program was ended was Read More…