From the Aegean Sea to the South China Sea: Responding to Maritime Sieges

Maritime strategies remain pivotal for countries, often proving decisive in war. Even as the spectre of continental warfare reemerges, the significance of maritime strategies remains indispensable. Recent political developments in Taiwan, the criticality of supply routes and key materials and heightened political tensions will change how countries interact in this region. Sea routes to the Mediterranean are in peril already with states and non-states acting on these to pursue their objectives. It is critical that sustainable and effective frameworks be put into place now by democratic, like-minded countries in the wider Indo-Pacific.

Scene Setter:

Randy Howard, Vice President, Global Pursuits, Lockheed Martin, United States 


Adm. R Hari Kumar, Chief of Naval Staff, India

Adm. John C. Aquilino, Commander, US Indo-Pacific Command, United States

Adm. Nicolas Vaujour, Chief of the Naval Staff, France

Adm. Sir Ben Key, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, United Kingdom

Air Marshal Robert Chipman, Chief of the Air Force, Australia


Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation, India