Venezuela in Crisis: Impact on Maritime Crime

With Venezuela in the midst of economic and political crisis, we examine the impact on maritime crime in the region.  A sustained period of falling oil prices and a socialist-inspired presidency has seen Venezuela enter an economic and political crisis. … Continued

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Is NATO right to conclude Operation Ocean Shield?

With NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield concluded and naval forces withdrawing from the Indian Ocean, we examine the impact this could have to Somali piracy. Since 2009, military vessels from various NATO countries have been working together to police the waters … Continued

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Security Advice for the Mandeb Strait

Words: Mike Edey, Dryad’s Head of Operations   During the evening of Sunday 9 October, it is alleged that two missiles, fired from Yemen, targeted US Navy destroyer USS Mason operating in the Bab al Mandeb. Neither missile was successful … Continued

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