Maritime governance – much like its closely associated term “maritime security” – is increasingly becoming an unescapable buzzword, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region. In Southeast Asia, states are engrossed with the day-to-day challenges of identifying and deterring crimes as necessary to enforce laws and regulations in their maritime jurisdictions. As a general definition, “maritime governance” […]
On March 6, Australia and Timor-Leste signed a landmark treaty delimiting their maritime boundaries in the Timor Sea. Much of the media has presented the agreement as resolving the long-running disputes between Australia and Timor-Leste over maritime boundaries and resources. This is inaccurate, largely because the most difficult issue—the development of Greater Sunrise—remains ongoing.