In a recent visit to the Sultanate by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Oman granted India the use of a strategic port and the two states signed several Memoranda of Understanding. As China’s presence in the Indian Ocean Region grows, India will continue to look to Oman, a longstanding partner, to help it to achieve its economic and maritime security interests in the Persian Gulf.
A valuable Chinese fishery could be facing significant damage causing Chinese fishermen to use the disaster to launch a more aggressive campaign into foreign fishing grounds.
Despite what some authorities believe will be total social disorder in the event of running out of water, South Africans may need humanitarian assistance above traditional military protection.
The purchase of eleven Sukhoi fighter jets is a small, but welcome upgrade. The larger process of expanding the Indonesian Air Force, of which it has been part, is extremely slow-moving and achieving the Minimum Essential Force goals by 2024 appears unlikely.
Rising food and water costs in Iran will continue to provide the populace with a reason to rebel.
Politicians have used the review to shore up conservative votes at the expense of Indonesia’s LGBT community. At this stage, it is likely that the revision will be endorsed by parliament but it remains unclear whether it will be approved by President Jokowi.
Instead of focussing almost exclusively on outside forces, it is important to note that the mismanagement of political and economic institutions, as well as a risky investor climate, affects the Gaza Strip’s water security.
With an economy that is vulnerable to external factors and dependent on tourism and industrial fishing, the return of an aquaculture industry could help ensure economic diversity and a sustainable food source for an increasingly challenged fisheries sector.
The Chinese Government plans to remediate immense areas of heavily polluted farmland over the next three years. Soil restoration is a natural process and directing a significant proportion of the national budget towards remediation may not buy the time needed to restore arable soil.
As Sri Lanka moves to modernise its economy, Singapore is delicately balancing its economic interests with China against its regional security interests. For both Singapore and Sri Lanka, the signing of a free trade agreement is a means of furthering their respective goals through a closer bilateral relationship.