One Sea to Divide Them All

China can claim many titles; largest economy, largest population, largest refuge of Mao Zedong posters etc. Yet, despite all the greatness already achieved, it does not seem to be enough. China is now seeking further greatness in what is not necessarily theirs. First, areas of the Himalayas, then Tibet, and now China is looking out […]

Pirates of the Indian Ocean: On Modern Piracy and the Implications for International Law

Bridging the chasm between Hollywood storytelling and real world issues is often predicated on a choice by the audience to suspend disbelief. In the case of the 2013 film, Captain Phillips, this internal dilemma could be as minute as, “Wow, Forrest Gump hasn’t aged well” or as pedantic as, “This film really over-simplifies maritime security […]