Spratlys islands: in the middle of EEZs?

Seabed resources or strategic trade routes approach?

Philippines sends more troops to guard disputed islands

The Philippines has deployed 800 more Marines and opened a new headquarters to guard its interests in the disputed Spratlys islands, which China also claims …

Iran tankers fleet growing

Sanction efficiency # energy pragmastism

China delivers first of new Iranian oil tankers

A Chinese shipyard has delivered the first of 12 supertankers to Iran, giving Tehran extra capacity to transport its oil to Asia as it struggles against Western sanctions, but it is unclear if the ship has the permits necessary to call at global ports.