Red Sea Security
Great Decisions 2020 | Topic 3
With major nations like China, France, Italy, and the U.S. building large ports and bases in the region, what does the future of the region look like?
The Red Sea has remained vital for global trade since the time of ancient Egypt. Once home to the spice trade, the Red Sea now sees millions of barrels of oil a day transported across its waters. With major nations like China, France, Italy, and the U.S. building large ports and bases in the region, what does the future of the region look like? How important is Red Sea security for global security? Can the region be a place of global cooperation?
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Red Sea News
- Yemen moving toward peaceful solution, says UN official
- Egypt awards Red Sea exploration concessions to Shell, Chevron, and Mubadala
- Science and diplomacy hope to save Red Sea coral
- Red Sea geopolitics: Six plotlines to watch
- Saudi calls for calm after 'very dangerous' escalation in US-Iran tensions
- Saudi Arabia and 7 countries form council to secure Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
Red Sea Policy Options
- Red Sea Geopolitics: Six Plotlines to Watch
- US Policy Priorities in the Gulf: Challenges and Choices
- Pax Africana or Middle East Security Alliance in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea?
by Anoushiravan Ehteshami and Emma C. Murphy
by the International Crises Group
by Dr. Neil John Melvin
by Jonathan Miran
by Shaul Shay
by Helen Lackner
Great Decisions 2023 cover image.