International Order at Sea – Workshop Series is a two-year project chaired by the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS) in partnership with the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi; China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies (CFISS) and China Institute for Marine Affairs (CIMA), Beijing; and the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), Alexandria, VA.
Securing sea lanes of communication is vital to stability, economic growth and development throughout the world. The workshop series International Order at Sea examines seapower and the future of the global commons. It explores how international order at sea is established, maintained, changed and challenged, and it focuses on the interaction and cooperation among leading, emerging and smaller naval powers to maintain order at sea.
The International Order at Sea project consists of four workshops:
- Workshop 1: Oslo, Autumn 2011: Anti-Piracy and Humanitarian Operations
- Workshop 2: New Delhi, Spring 2012: Maritime Security
- Workshop 3: Beijing, Autumn 2012: Global Commons and Order at Sea
- Workshop 4: Washington D.C., Spring 2013: Traditional versus Non-Traditional Maritime Security.