Our particular expertise includes:
- Strategic Competition in the Maritime Domain – examining contested claims and how states seek to consolidate them and the dynamics of maritime conflict between rival powers, especially in the South China Sea.
- Sea Power in the Modern Age – considering the role of sea power in relation to technological change, diplomacy, and international law .
- Transnational Maritime Crime and Non-traditional Security Threats – studying the implications of asymmetrical actors in the maritime domain from smugglers to pirates and maritime militias.
- The Rules-based Maritime Order – examining the role of international law and international legal argument in oceans governance and conflict.