There’s growing risk that the West may lose its maritime dominance, opening the door for a new, illiberal China-dominated world order.
If the Houthis can force a prolonged diversion of global trade from the Red Sea, most countries will be hit by the economic impact.
The U.S.-led anti-Houthi naval task force faces significant operational challenges, including few warships for a large area and short missile warning times.
Ukraine’s maritime gains in the Black Sea counterbalance the land stalemate, disrupting Russia’s strategy and enhancing Ukraine’s long-term resilience.
Ukraine’s recent successes in the Black Sea create strategic opportunities, including undermining the Russian blockade.
Ukraine’s demonstrated capacity to seize opportunities created by Russia’s weakness at sea could eventually tip the scales in its favor.