MSR InDepth

  • US Navy Goes Green

    According to US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, “Having energy independence in the United States is one of the most important things we can do from a security standpoint.” […]

  • The Arctic Ocean

    Melting ice in the Arctic may not be good for species that live there, but it does mean those icy waters are much more accessible and cost-effective places to drill […]

  • Chinese Base in the Arctic?

    According to a report in today’s Financial Times (FT), a Chinese tycoon plans to buy a vast tract of Icelandic land for a tourism project. Critics fear the move could […]

  • Al Qaeda’s Seapower Strategy

    An interesting and valid Chris Rawley (Counter-terrorism planner at US Special Operations Command’s Interagency) article from Al Qaeda’s Seapower Strategy by Chris Rawley Usama bin Laden’s serendipitous demise has brought […]

  • Citadel Saviour

    Pirates attacked two tankers off the coast of Benin as they were undergoing a ship-to-ship transfer. The vessels involved were the mother ship ‘Golden Sofia’ and the daughter vessel ‘Aidin’. […]

  • Armed Security – a credible deterrent to Piracy

    by Paul Gibbins, Director of Communications, Protection Vessels International At the recent conference ‘Combating Piracy’ in Hamburg, the shipping industry heard the brutal truth that when it comes to piracy, […]

  • MSR Milestone

    This is the 500th story posted on MSR, and we would like to thank you for reading our security news and supporting us. We are about to launch the next […]

  • Special Report

    As pirate attacks grow, shipowners take arms By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent POOLE, England | Tue May 3 (Reuters) – Upstairs in a public house on the English south coast, 18 men […]

  • Security Case Study

    The Hijacking of the MV Zirku: A Case Study in Shipping Security By Sam Bateman Republished with the kind permission the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies. Synopsis The recent hijacking […]

  • India’s Once & Future Sea Power

    James Holmes, an associate professor of strategy at the US Naval War College and co-author of ‘Red Star over the Pacific’, an Atlantic Monthly Best Book of 2010, has written […]