Weekly Security Digest - August 30, 2023,

Interfor International‘s Weekly Security Digest – August 30, 2023

Interfor’s Weekly Digest | Global Security and Policy Insights – August 30,2023

Global Security Matters

Travel Security

International Affairs

Maritime Security

  • The United States has signed an expanded bilateral law enforcement agreement with Palau.  The agreement follows similar diplomatic moves in the region and is another step in the US-China battle for influence in the region.  The agreement enables the US Coast Guard (USCG) to enforce regulations in Palau’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ),including boarding vessels and security efforts on behalf of Palau.  The focus of the agreement is to protect against illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.  The USCG highlights that the US has 12 bilateral maritime law enforcement agreements with Pacific Island countries and has been actively supporting the Philippines during recent interactions with China. 


Health & Pandemics