The Syrian channel is the maritime area between Cyprus and the Middle East, off the Syrian, Lebanese and Israeli coasts. Since the 2014 Crimea crisis, there have been numerous media … Continue reading A Russian-Syrian Channel?
Removal of the OS35 Cargo has Started
The removal of cargo from the the wreck of the bulk carrier OS35, which sank on 29 August 2022 after colliding with another vessel on its way out of Gibraltar … Continue reading Removal of the OS35 Cargo has Started
Is the Freedom of Navigation Living its Last Days?
The Law of the Sea is built on a fundamental principle: the freedom of navigation. Already implemented in the Roman law through the idea of “commune omnium", it was especially … Continue reading Is the Freedom of Navigation Living its Last Days?
Operation Irini: Exclusive Interview With Rear Adm. De Muizon
The Operation Irini started two years ago with the goal of contributing to re establish stability in Libya. This exclusive interview of the French Rear Admiral Jean de Muizon, Deputy … Continue reading Operation Irini: Exclusive Interview With Rear Adm. De Muizon
IRINI: Peace Guarantor in the Mediterranean Sea
As of May 2022, Operation IRINI (or EUNAVFOR MED IRINI) has been in effect in the Mediterranean Sea for just over two years, having been initiated on March 31st, 2020. … Continue reading IRINI: Peace Guarantor in the Mediterranean Sea
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 … Continue reading Freedom of Navigation in the East Med Sea
Maritime Security in Mediterranean, the European Union Strategy
EU Flag The Mediterranean Sea has always been a strategic maritime trade and transportation region. However, the numerous islands and peninsulas in the area have made it convenient for smugglers … Continue reading Maritime Security in Mediterranean, the European Union Strategy
The Disturbing Rise of Maritime Robbery off Libya
Libya map From 2016, the rise of maritime robbery cases observed off the coast of Libya, more precisely in the province of Derna is disturbing the freedom of navigation in … Continue reading The Disturbing Rise of Maritime Robbery off Libya
Eastern Mediterranean, a flashpoint
Eastern Mediterranean flashpoint Eastern Mediterranean is a crossroads between continents. The complexity of the region and tensions between countries make the area a dangerous flashpoint. All kind of destabilization and … Continue reading Eastern Mediterranean, a flashpoint
Afghan Refugees Through Mediterranean Sea
afghan refugees Because of the Taliban’s power seizure in Afghanistan, EU expects a humanitarian crisis and a large-scale migratory movement towards Europe. In that case, Afghan refugees will probably use … Continue reading Afghan Refugees Through Mediterranean Sea