Russia wants to be a power to be reckoned with in the Indian Ocean

No public strategy is defined, but a list of Moscow’s military and paramilitary activity in the region is revealing...

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The Mozambique Channel is the next security hotspot

An Islamist insurgency is spilling danger into a major shipping lane, and countries must decide who they want to...

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Agalega: A glimpse of India’s remote island military base

Satellite imagery reveals the transformation of an Indian Ocean island into a strategic outpost. Many questions...

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A 2020 Vision for Five Eyes: New Structures for New Challenges

In the latest NSC Policy Options Paper, William A. Stoltz explores a 2020 vision for Five Eyes.


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