Analysis

South China Sea: law v power

South China Sea: law v power

The United Nations Convention for the Law of Sea (UNCLOS III) has failed to adequately define a nation’s territorial waters and to create a body which can enforce its judgements on nations involved in arbitration, David Mattingly writes.

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India’s evolving maritime security strategy

India’s evolving maritime security strategy

India is adopting a strategy of having a carrier task force as a mobile base, together with sea-based nuclear deterrence. An extension of such an arrangement would involve the Navy’s vision of developing itself as an expeditionary force, which would eventually help India to attain its desired status as a major power in the Indo-Pacific region.

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China’s carrier: dreadnought or doctrinal dilemma

China’s carrier: dreadnought or doctrinal dilemma

LESS than five years after the China commissioned its first Soviet-origin aircraft carrier Liaoning in September 2012, it launched its first-ever domestic carrier – the Type 001A – on 26 April 2017. The occasion was celebrated in China as a major achievement symbolic of China’s ‘great power’ status.

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French sonar: world-class technology

French sonar: world-class technology

Nicole Forrest Green speaks with Alexis Morel, CEO of Thales Underwater Systems France, and a Vice President of the Thales Group, about the organisation’s strengths and superiority in the field of underwater acoustics.

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Australians in aviation ‘at the beginning’

Australians in aviation ‘at the beginning’

Centenary of Naval Aviation. Address by CDRE Chris Smallhorn. Commander Fleet Air Arm. Australia’s engagement with Naval Aviation commenced just one year after the Royal Navy. In my view it is by no quirk of fate, we Australians were in aviation at the beginning – and much of it started right here on the South Coast of NSW.

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North Korea’s sea-based nuclear threat

North Korea’s sea-based nuclear threat

Despite its emphasis on land-based systems such as the new Hwasong-12, North Korea’s evolving sea-based nuclear delivery potential is beginning to pose a considerable threat, lending additional credibility to the Kim regime’s nuclear deterrent.

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