TRUST AND VERIFY
The latest issue of VERTIC’s Trust and Verify features the executive summary of an APLN-VERTIC report titled “Crisis Avoidance: Preventing Dangerous Maritime Incidents and Unintended Escalation in the Asia-Pacific.” The original post can be accessed here. To read the full article, please download the PDF file on the left here.
In Compliance Watch, Researcher Roel Walravens contributes an article on Indonesia’s seizure of an Iranian tanker for carrying out a ship-to-ship oil transfer in Indonesia’s Exclusive Economic Zone, examining the pertinence of this action to maritime sanctions enforcement. VERTIC’s Deputy Executive Director and Programme Director Angela Woodward, together with Tanvi Kulkarni, Frank O’Donnell and Shatabhisha Shetty of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network (APLN), close the section with an article showcasing VERTIC and APLN’s recently completed joint project on Maritime Incidents and Escalation in Asia-Pacific. Their article provides an executive summary of, and an overview of the policy recommendations in, the project’s recently published final report titled ‘Crisis Avoidance: Preventing Dangerous Maritime Incidents and Unintended Escalation in the Asia-Pacific’.