Such strategic shocks might not be your first thought today, but preventing such events — by ensuring our seas are safe — remains essential. Providing Maritime Security is a must and it is a team effort. That is why today many of the world's navies, working closely with theU.S. Navy, take a keen interest, for example, in narrow chokepoints such as the Red Sea, the Strait of Hormuz and the Malacca Strait. That is why, out there right now, 25 navies are together contributing to regional security in the Middle East. After all, these days we are equally exposed to the threats and opportunities our oceans offer — especially the economic ones.