Estimated at around $127 billion, the 'drone revolution' is booming. But amongst the optimism is a creeping concern about the security and safety threat that this technology presents to critical national infrastructure, homeland security and a range of commercial sectors.
Today, almost no region worldwide is unaffected by a serious security threat at sea. Fishery protection remains a serious concern for most coastlines. Piracy is resurgent in African waters. Territorial disputes in South-East Asia continue to bubble to the surface, while the Arctic Circle is slowly becoming a more prominent geopolitical concern. Latin American and Caribbean nations see no immediate end to narcotics smuggling. And of course, Europe is witness to a serious cross-sea migrant crisis. In this e-book, we explore each of these regions in more depth.
Maritime security, missile defence, UAVs - the military balance in Asia is in flux as developing nations strengthen their coastal surveillance capabilities. In this feature article we analyse the latest strategic developments and ask five security experts, what will the security situation in Southeast Asia look like in 2017?