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Africa’s Blue Economy: The Red Code Alarm

Africa's blue economy Climate change, overfishing, and exhaustive ocean practices in several economic sectors threaten marine biodiversity. Africa's Blue Economy: The Red Code Alarm explains Africa's blue economy strategy and its actions to secure a sustainable future for Africa's seas. Africa's blue economy can be a crucial contributor to the regional and global economy and … Continue reading Africa’s Blue Economy: The Red Code Alarm

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Maritime Security Issues in Adriatic Sea

Maritime security in the Adriatic Sea is a major challenge for coastal regions to ensure the protection of national maritime interests. Indeed, this arm of the Mediterranean Sea is a strategic region that attracts a multitude of activities. An illegal part of this business have developed, creating threats in the area.  The Adriatic Sea, located … Continue reading Maritime Security Issues in Adriatic Sea

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Freedom of Navigation in the East Med Sea

freedom navigation The concept of “lawfare” has been defined by US General Dunlap as “the strategy of using or misusing law as a substitute for international military measures to achieve an operational objective”. In the maritime field, it implies the misinterpretation and misapplication of international law of the sea and especially the principle of freedom … Continue reading Freedom of Navigation in the East Med Sea

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Montreux Convention and Canal Istanbul : A Turkish financial and geopolitical bet?

The outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine on the 24th of February 2022 shed light on the strategic role of the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits, as well as the Montreux Convention which governs navigation through the Turkish straits. The purpose of the Montreux Convention of 1936 is to regulate transit and navigation from the Aegean … Continue reading Montreux Convention and Canal Istanbul : A Turkish financial and geopolitical bet?

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How Russian Military Activity Threatens Maritime Trade

Russian military activity in Black Sea, a threat to shipping industry The Ukraine Crisis and the activity of the Russian Military in Black sea posed a serious threat to maritime trade in the region. Due to several attacks on civilian cargo and according to the Montreux Convention, Turkey government decided to closed Bosphorus and Dardanelles … Continue reading How Russian Military Activity Threatens Maritime Trade