On June 21 the NCC’s Maritime and African Security Analyst James Bridger spoke on a panel at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. The discussion focused on the burgeoning role that local and private actors have been playing in the fight against Somali piracy and the challenges that confront them. The panel also featured piracy expert Dr. Martin Murphy, Senior Fellow at the NATO Council US, and Doug Brooks, President of the International Stability Operations Association. Rick “Ozzie” Nelson, Director of the CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, moderated the discussion.
Following the announcement that Canada supports but will not participate in a Syrian intervention, Paul Pryce suggests revisiting the Amphibious Assault Ship Project
In Part V of the series, Shahryar Pasandideh continues to examine Iran’s developing military through a discussion of their drone capabilities.