FEATURE | Maritime manoeuvring in Asia

Recent developments have underscored the complexity of the maritime defence diplomacy manoeuvres now taking place in Asia’s seaways. The current situation is a product of the rivalry between Beijing and Washington, China’s determination to “recover” the “renegade province” of Taiwan, and the strengthening of ties between the USA and the Taiwanese.

FEATURE: Putting North Korea under pressure from seaward

The past year has seen tension between Washington and Pyongyang soaring, as a result of continuing missile launches, and nuclear weapon testing, by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in defiance of UN-mandated sanctions. DPRK leader Kim Jong-un has even uttered threats to strike US military facilities on Guam.

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