The changing face of maritime power

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Recent attacks on commercial shipping and warships in the Red Sea by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have brought the ocean back to the forefront of international security, Basil Germond, Professor, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University, writes in The Conversation.

Western global leadership was the result of centuries of sea mastery. Controlling the global ocean enables the projection of military power all over the world, as well as securing the free flow of goods at sea.

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