Maritime Discussion Series #5: Maritime Crime & Interstate Rivalry in the Eastern Indian Ocean: The Next South China Sea?

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4 June, 2020 - 5 June, 2020
11:00 pm - 12:15 am


Featuring:
Abhijit Singh
Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), India

Dr. Asyura Salleh
Consultant, Global Awareness and Impact Alliance

Hosted in partnership with the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS)

Live Online Via Zoom

Thursday, June 4, 2020
HONOLULU: 11:00 PM

Friday, June 5, 2020
NEW YORK: 5:00 AM
LONDON: 10:00 AM
TOKYO / SEOUL: 6:00 PM
MANILA / SINGAPORE: 5:00 PM
HANOI / BANGKOK: 4:00 PM
DHAKA: 3:00 PM
DELHI / COLOMBO: 2:30 PM


Dr. Asyura Salleh is a consultant with the Global Awareness and Impact Alliance with a research interest in emerging maritime security threats and regional politics. She has worked with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, One Earth Future Foundation, and the Brunei Prime Minister’s Office on issues such as major power relations, maritime drug trafficking, illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, and piracy. Dr. Asyura gained her doctorate from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, and earned her Masters from King’s College London.

Abhijit Singh is Senior Fellow and Head of the Maritime Policy Initiative at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF). A maritime professional with specialist and command experience in front-line Indian naval ships, he has been involved the writing of India’s maritime strategy (2007). He is a regular commentator on maritime matters and has written extensively on security and governance issues in the Indian Ocean and Pacific littorals. His articles and commentaries have been published in the Asian Bureau for Asian Research (NBR), the Lowy Interpreter, the World Politics Review, the Diplomat and CSIS Pacific Forum. He is the editor of two books on maritime security — Indian Ocean Challenges: A Quest for Cooperative Solutions (2013) and Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific (2014). He has published papers on India’s growing maritime reach, security of sea-lines of communication in the Indo-Pacific region, Indian Ocean governance issues and maritime infrastructure in the Asian littorals. In 2010, he assisted the late Vice Admiral G. M. Hiranandani (Retd) in the authorship of the third volume of Indian Naval History, Transition to Guardianship.


In partnership with Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS), Pacific Forum’s MARITIME DISCUSSION SERIES, features military and civilian leaders, international security experts, and scholars discussing the most pressing maritime issues in the Indo-Pacific Region.

To support this series, or for more information, contact Audrey Happ: audrey@pacforum.org