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Iran fires missile a mock-up Nimitz-class carrier

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Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state television reported...

Advantages in fighting illegal fishing

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By Matthew Ader* Illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing costs Asia billions of dollars a year and constitutes a third of the entire regional catch....

Naval base ‘could draw PNG into conflict’

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By Brendan Nicholson* There’s concern in Papua New Guinea that allowing Australia and the United States, or China, to build a regional naval base on...

Australia to boost defence co-operation with US in South China Sea

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Australia has pledged to increase defence cooperation with the US in the South China Sea – but stopped short of making any specific new...

China’s claims in South China Sea illegal, Australia says

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Australia has declared “there is no legal basis” to China’s territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea, marking an escalation of recent...

How to stop Chinese takeover of South China Sea

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By Jeff Becker* China appears to be accelerating its campaign to control the South China Sea and the Senkaku Islands (pictured) in the East China...

Australia likely to join Indian Malabar exercise

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By Aarti Betigeri* Australia’s strategy on engaging India has long revolved around the so-called “three Cs”: cricket, curry and the Commonwealth. In light of the changing...

US joins Black Sea exercise

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The US warship Porter entered the Black Sea on Sunday to take part in an annual NATO exercise, days after Russia placed its Black...

US challenges Venezuela’s maritime claims

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For the second time in three weeks, U.S. Southern Command has sent a Navy warship through waters off the coast of Venezuela, the combatant...

Trilateral passage bolsters ties

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Australia, Japan and the United States conducted a trilateral passage in the Philippine Sea en route to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific...