The Pirates Of Somalia

Author by : Jay Bahadur
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Publisher by : Vintage
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Description : Soon to be a major motion picture The first close-up look at the hidden world of Somali pirates by a young journalist who dared to make his way into their remote havens and spent a year infiltrating their lives. For centuries, stories of pirates have captured imaginations around the world. The recent ragtag bands of pirates off the coast of Somalia, hijacking multimillion-dollar tankers owned by international shipping conglomerates, have brought the scourge of piracy into the modern era. Jay Bahadur’s riveting narrative exposé—the first of its kind—looks at who these men are, how they live, the forces that created piracy in Somalia, how the pirates spend the ransom money, how they deal with their hostages, among much, much more. It is a revelation of a dangerous world at the epicenter of political and natural disaster.


Ending Somali Piracy Against American And Allied Shipping

Author by : Mark Kirk
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Publisher by : DIANE Publishing
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Description : With pirates now holding two dozen major ships and hundreds of crew held hostage, their multi-million dollar ransoms have become a major source of funding for Somali Al Qaeda affiliates running the largest terror training camps on earth. Unless U.S. government policy becomes more aggressive to attack pirates, we will see a huge increase in terrorism from Al Qaeda affiliates that feed off pirate ransoms. Somali pirates now operate across Persian Gulf supply lines, critical to American and allied energy needs. This report argues that the U.S. can fix this problem, lowering costs to the U.S. economy and restoring the security of America¿s gasoline supplies. It presents an overview of the problem and offers solutions. Illus. A print on demand report.


Somali Piracy And Terrorism In The Horn Of Africa

Author by : Christopher L. Daniels
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Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : The first contribution to Global Flashpoints: A Scarecrow Press Series, Christopher Daniels’ Somali Piracy and Terrorism in the Horn of Africa provides readers with a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the spate of piracy and terrorism plaguing the waters of Somalia and the global threat posed by this activity. Contesting the commonly held perception that the piracy and terrorism occurring in Somalia are two separate and unrelated activities, Daniels reveals how the collapse of the Somali state and the chaos that has ensued created the environment for piracy and terrorism to flourish in combination. He also notes how the failure to restore a functioning central government has allowed both to become dangerous threats not only to the people of Somalia but the entire world. Underscoring Somalia’s dire state, Somali Piracy and Terrorism in the Horn of Africa lays out for readers such significant topics as the reasons behind the collapse of the Somali state and the secession of Somaliland, Puntland, and Jubaland; the rise of internationally-linked terrorist groups, such as Al-Shabaab and Hizbul Islam; and the dramatic spike in pirate attacks off the Somali coast. Daniels concludes by critiquing the methods that have been used to help alleviate these global security challenges and gives policy recommendations for future consideration. Designed to enhance readers’ grasp of this global flashpoint, this volume includes a timeline, a glossary of terms, biographical entries on key individual and institutional actors in this conflict, and selected primary sources. It is the ideal introduction to students and scholars of international relations, African history and politics, terrorism, and maritime studies.


The International Response To Somali Piracy

Author by : Bibi van Ginkel
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : The recent surge in piracy attacks off the coast of Somalia has triggered an international response which is unprecedented in terms of the number of actors involved. The International Response to Somali Piracy presents a comprehensive treatment of the international response to Somali piracy, exploring current initiatives to counter the piracy threat, both operationally and legally. Moreover, the book analyzes the regional and broader international context within which these initiatives are taken, and identifies the challenges and opportunities for international cooperation on fighting piracy at sea. This volume brings together experts from a great variety of different backgrounds and disciplines.


Somali Piracy

Author by : Jade Lindley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia was first recognised as a global concern in 2008 after the hijackings of World Food Programme vessels. It remains a serious impediment to international maritime trade and a significant risk to seafarers. Bringing a criminological perspective to the subject, this book presents an analysis of Somali piracy by means of Routine Activity Theory and regulatory pluralism. Based on data from a range of sources, including published documents and in-depth interviews with representatives of industry, government, and international organisations, the study concludes that no one institution or policy will suffice to control Somali piracy. Accordingly, a number of different actors and institutions have a role to play in reducing the supply of motivated offenders, the vulnerability of prospective victims, and in enhancing guardianship. The book envisages a holistic counter-piracy program based on a pluralistic regulatory model that is sustainable within the region, and managed by the region, providing the best opportunity for both the immediate future, and for long-term success. This study will be essential reading for criminologists, public policy and legal scholars, as well as policy makers and regulators in countries affected by and dealing with piracy, and international professional advocacy groups operating in the maritime space.


Combatting Maritime Piracy In Somalia

Author by : Michael Kennedy
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Publisher by : GRIN Verlag
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Description : Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: B+, Webster University, language: English, abstract: This report provides an analysis of the conflict which exists in combatting maritime piracy in Somalia. It identifies key factors that are responsible for the development of Somali piracy and the actors which aim to stop it. Furthermore, the report addresses the legal, social, militaristic, economic, and political complications that arise from varying international strategies to effectively combat policy. The report outlines several underlying historical and geographical factors followed by the impacts that Somalia has faced in terms of its central government’s collapse in 1991. As is discussed, Somalia as a failed state has allowed for piracy to flourish in conjunction with the described underlying factors. It also describes the cyclical trend, or feedback loop, that many of these factors have for promoting piracy while piracy in return antagonizes the issues caused by these factors. The obstacles towards combating piracy are also discussed demonstrating the difficult scenario that policymakers will need to address in order to effectively treat the cause of piracy. In order to identify the contradiction that exists pertaining to the issue of Somali piracy, this report will focus on Somalia’s fractured society and its incompatibility with international democratic norms. As will become evident, the reduction of piracy hinges on the ability for Somalia’s central government to stabilize. However, due to the mentioned fractured society within Somalia, the ability to develop a stable and functional democratic government is in direct conflict with the nature of Somali society.


Pirates

Author by : Peter Lehr
Languange : en
Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : A global account of pirates and their modus operandi from the middle ages to the present day In the twenty-first century piracy has regained a central place in Western culture, thanks to a surprising combination of Johnny Depp and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as well as the dramatic rise of modern-day piracy around Somalia and the Horn of Africa. In this global history of the phenomenon, maritime terrorism and piracy expert Peter Lehr casts fresh light on pirates. Ranging from the Vikings and Wako pirates in the Middle Ages to modern day Somali pirates, Lehr delves deep into what motivates pirates and how they operate. He also illuminates the state’s role in the development of piracy throughout history: from privateers sanctioned by Queen Elizabeth to pirates operating off the coast of Africa taking the law into their own hands. After exploring the structural failures which create fertile ground for pirate activities, Lehr evaluates the success of counter-piracy efforts—and the reasons behind its failures.


Disrupting Somali Piracy Via Trust And Influence Operations

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This thesis analyzes the piracy problem in East Africa focusing specifically on Somali pirate networks. It provides an historical background of the political unrest in Somalia during the late 1980s and early 1990s and the subsequent government collapse that followed in an attempt to identify the root cause of the piracy problem and facilitate the derivation of solutions based on trust and influence operations. The study then examines the make-up, motivation, and structure of Somali pirate networks to understand how they organize and operate, and how the organizations might be disrupted. The study addresses current anti-piracy efforts and the reasons why they are not effective in preventing and deterring Somali pirates. Alternative solutions based on instilling distrust and suspicion within the groups and undermining the alliances between the pirate groups and their support structures are proposed. The techniques and methods proposed in this study have been used to disrupt criminal organizations in the past and may be effective in combating Somali piracy.


Contemporary Maritime Piracy

Author by : James Kraska
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This volume provides a concise introduction to the issues and debates regarding modern piracy, including naval operations, law, and diplomacy, and focuses on the recent surge of attacks off the coasts of Africa and Asia. * Includes maps and relevant key documents * Provides a bibliography of sources of additional information regarding international piracy


Combating Somali Piracy

Author by : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Stationery Office
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Description : A report that states the EU's Operation Atalanta has made a strong contribution to combating piracy, however, there are a number of areas that need improvement and require action.


Political Geographies Of Piracy

Author by : B. VandeBerg
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book examines the increasing role of development organizations in securitization processes and argues that the new security-development counter piracy framework is (re)shaping political geographies of piracy by promoting disciplinary strategies aimed at the prevention and containment of gendered and racialized actions and bodies in Somalia.


Piracy In A Legal Context

Author by : Annemarie Middelburg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wolf Legal Publications
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Description : Piracy off the Somali coast has flourished since the Somali government collapsed in 1991. Somali pirates have been demanding million-dollar ransoms for the release of hostages, ships, and cargoes. Naval ships patrolling in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean frequently capture pirates, but more than 90% of the captured pirates have been released without facing trial. This master thesis examines Somali piracy and focuses on five possibilities for prosecution (i.e. prosecution in Somalia, the ICC, the flag State, third countries, and an international piracy tribunal) of suspected Somali pirates within the framework of international law. The book paints a picture of the most preferable way to proceed on the prosecution of Somali pirates, in order to combat the international crime of piracy and to find a solution for impunity at national and international level. Thesis.


The Desert And The Sea

Author by : Michael Scott Moore
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Publisher by : HarperCollins
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Description : Michael Scott Moore, a journalist and the author of Sweetness and Blood, incorporates personal narrative and rigorous investigative journalism in this profound and revelatory memoir of his three-year captivity by Somali pirates—a riveting,thoughtful, and emotionally resonant exploration of foreign policy, religious extremism, and the costs of survival. In January 2012, having covered a Somali pirate trial in Hamburg for Spiegel Online International—and funded by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting—Michael Scott Moore traveled to the Horn of Africa to write about piracy and ways to end it. In a terrible twist of fate, Moore himself was kidnapped and subsequently held captive by Somali pirates. Subjected to conditions that break even the strongest spirits—physical injury, starvation, isolation, terror—Moore’s survival is a testament to his indomitable strength of mind. In September 2014, after 977 days, he walked free when his ransom was put together by the help of several US and German institutions, friends, colleagues, and his strong-willed mother. Yet Moore’s own struggle is only part of the story: The Desert and the Sea falls at the intersection of reportage, memoir, and history. Caught between Muslim pirates, the looming threat of Al-Shabaab, and the rise of ISIS, Moore observes the worlds that surrounded him—the economics and history of piracy; the effects of post-colonialism; the politics of hostage negotiation and ransom; while also conjuring the various faces of Islam—and places his ordeal in the context of the larger political and historical issues. A sort of Catch-22 meets Black Hawk Down, The Desert and the Sea is written with dark humor, candor, and a journalist’s clinical distance and eye for detail. Moore offers an intimate and otherwise inaccessible view of life as we cannot fathom it, brilliantly weaving his own experience as a hostage with the social, economic, religious, and political factors creating it. The Desert and the Sea is wildly compelling and a book that will take its place next to titles like Den of Lions and Even Silence Has an End.


Piracy In Somalia

Author by : Awet Tewelde Weldemichael
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Piracy in Somalia sheds light on an often misunderstood world, oversimplified and demonized in the media and largely decontextualized in scholarly and policy works. It examines the root causes of piracy in Somalia, its impact on coastal communities, local views about it, and the measures taken against it. Drawing on six years' worth of extensive fieldwork, Awet Weldemichael amplifies the voices of local communities who have suffered under the heavy weight of illegal fishing, piracy and counter-piracy and makes their struggles comprehensible on their own terms. He also exposes complex webs of crimes within crimes of double-dealing pirates, fraudulent negotiators, duplicitous intermediaries, and treacherous foreign illegal fishers and their local partners. In so doing, this book will help inform regional and global counter-piracy endeavors, avoid possible reversals in the gains so far made against piracy, and identify the gains that need to be made against its root causes.


Somali Piracy

Author by : Caroline Charlier
Languange : en
Publisher by : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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Description : "Somali Piracy- Unsuccessful Governance and Definition Deficiency Bring About Practical Solutions" is an effort to map and bring awareness to some of the root causes of the high piratical frequency around Somalia and some of the deterrent solutions that have been produced thereof. In order to understand the issue and the progression of the legal framework and other piracy deterrent measures one needs to understand the magnitude of the threat piracy possesses to international shipping and the global economy. One also needs to understand the social and the political issues within and outside Somalia when analyzing the problem. By presenting materials of present piracy activities, the existing legal framework and by explaining the dilemmas in defining and applying Piracy and other Maritime criminal acts, and also by giving examples on the practical solutions resulting from the definition discrepancy and rule of law- insufficiency the book will give the reader a broad understanding of the issue.


Deadly Waters

Author by : Jay Bahadur
Languange : en
Publisher by : Profile Books
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Description : What are the lives of modern day pirates like outside of the attack skiffs? How do they spend their money? What clothes do they wear and what is their drug of choice? Deadly Waters takes us to the heart of Somalia, where Jay Bahadur, the intrepid twenty-five-year-old author has ventured where most journalists fear to tread. As the 'go to' journalist for all media, and with unparalleled access to all the major players, from government officials to local residents - and of course the pirates themselves - Bahadur sets out to discover who is behind the masked menaces who appear on the news. Exploring the politics and history of the self-governing region of Puntland, Bahadur looks at the challenges facing this troubled mini-state as piracy rises - and examines how the UN and other bodies are attempting to deal with the scourge of every sea-faring nation. Evocative and incisive, Deadly Waters is a highly original analysis of the international pirate crisis.


Blood Ransom

Author by : John Boyle
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : For the first time in history, the navies of every superpower on the planet have united against a common enemy – a couple of thousand rag tag underfed men and boys. Crammed together in tiny open boats, they range up to a thousand miles from their home shores. Armed with ancient AK47s and rocket propelled grenades, they scour the western Indian Ocean. No-one knows how many simply die at sea. But occasionally these modern-day pirates hit the jackpot, seizing vessels and crews that will be ransomed for millions of dollars. This is a war that's estimated to cost the world economy $18 billion every year, and has so far seemed impossible to win. John Boyle is a lawyer turned filmmaker. Whilst filming for National Geographic on the war against the Somali pirates, he found himself meeting victims on every side, and being drawn into the incredibly complex situation. The phenomenon of modern-day piracy has horrified the world; the Somalis being demonised and released hostages gaining near celebrity status. But few people have any understanding of the overall picture, and in this book John takes us with him on his investigation, giving us a unique insight into the ongoing war. John builds up the story using his experiences on the ground and interviews with key figures, including prosecution and defence lawyers, a prison governor, pirates serving life sentences, freed hostages, and a skipper of a Maersk containership identical to that captured in the Captain Philips film. Each chapter strips back the well-known issues to the gritty realities underneath them: Somalia's recent history; why young men and boys are choosing to risk their lives and freedom at sea; the reality of being a modern-day pirate; the tactics and technologies being used by the international navies and shipping vessels; capture and trial; and what happens next.


Somalia The New Barbary

Author by : Martin N. Murphy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : Somali piracy has been linked repeatedly to the spectre of Barbary. Piracy off the Horn of Africa has certainly raged with the intensity of a perfect storm with the spread of conflict and disorder. The purpose of this book is to examine whether or not state failure is a useful and accurate explanation for Somali piracy and if violent Islamism could exploit what the pirates have achieved for their own ends. It reviews the history, motivation, organization, criminal methods and operational tactics of the Somali pirates from their first manifestations in the mid-1990s to the present. It attempts to show that their activities and their fortunes are linked to the rise and fall of political groups within Somalia. It asks why and how violent Islamist groups operate within Somalia and the degree to which they might exploit the maritime dimension in the future. Finally it reviews whether or not the political and military solutions being practised or proposed currently will resolve either problem.


Coping With Capture

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Is It Ever Possible To Eradicate Piracy

Author by : Frederic Ischebeck-Baum
Languange : en
Publisher by : GRIN Verlag
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Description : Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: "-", University of St Andrews (Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence), language: English, abstract: In the year 2011 piracy is omnipresent in the Somali Basin and it has begun to spread all over the Indian Ocean. According to figures from 21 October 2011 provided by the International Maritime Bureau ́s Piracy Reporting Center, 13 vessels and 249 hostages are currently held by Somali pirates. A total of 208 incidents were reported, 24 of which were hijackings . In fact, Somali piracy is nothing new. It only appears to be new because Somalia ́s geostrategic position happens to be along one of the major Sea Lines of Communication (SLOC). Had that not been the case and had western shipping not been affected, the world had taken little notice of the problem. Until 2008 the pirates almost refrained from killing hostages and were exclusively after ransom. Younger incidents, starting with the Le Penant in 2008 show a change in attitude. Pirates have become more brutal, starting to torture and kill, and there have been demands to release fellow pirates from prisons rather than to deliver ransom, such as 2010 in the Asphalt Venture case. Although such can still be considered piracy, this element brings back memories of hijackings by extremist groups such as the 1977 Landshut case or the 1985 Achille Lauro incident. The essay explains the general Somali piracy problem and why it is so contrary. Piracy is always a regional phenomenon and never a global threat, which goes back to the condition that it is – and has to be – always linked to the political situation on land. That said, selective investments as suggested by some cannot work in the Somali environment as a solution because the understanding of business in this part of the world differs from ours. Others say that the only viable way is to treat all entities in Somalia equally. The current essay supports his view, although that seems the more difficult way. Much if not all depends on the overall stability of Somalia but the maritime threats should be addressed more effectively today, which is why the essay also discusses possible naval approaches. May it be capacity building on land or fighting pirates at sea – if the coalition does not act quickly, the initiative will most certainly be taken over by private security companies, which is partly already the case today. In any way, with the right methods and means in place it should be able to eradicate Somali piracy. But it will take time, which most of the affected individuals do not have.


Somalia State Collapse Terrorism And Piracy

Author by : Brian J. Hesse
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The situation in Somalia today embodies some of the most pressing issues in international relations. How should the international community deal with the collapsed state that is Somalia? From the presence of al-Qaeda operatives to pirates, to what extent is Somalia a threat to global peace and commerce? Which aspects of Somalia's economic, social and political landscape can be considered successful, and how do these ‘success stories’ reflect some of the more problematic issues the country faces? This book sheds light on all of these topics and more. The book is written to appeal to a wide audience, from specialists in international security, development and/or humanitarian issues, to students and casual readers. Its six contributing authors, with their focus on current events mixed with historical perspective, ensure readers get varying views of what is happening today in the Horn of Africa. The book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies.


The Situation In Somalia Piracy

Author by : Alen Bosankic
Languange : de
Publisher by : GRIN Verlag
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Description : Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Politik - Internationale Politik - Thema: Int. Organisationen u. Verbände, Note: 1,3, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Institut für Politikwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Vereinte Nationen, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Equipped with machine guns, rocket propelled grenades and small missile launchers high-tech pirates lurking offshore Somalia, particularly awaiting vessels from the western part of the globe, are boosting current news coverage as the gas tanker “Longchamp”, motor vessel “Irene” and container vessel “Hansa Stavanger” have shown. A couple of weeks ago yet another ship has been captured. According to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) data, there had been more pirate attacks reported in the first quarter of 2009 than in the entire previous year, whereas Somali pirates had undertaken half of those. It seems as if the twenty-first century is competing against the seventeenth. Put differently, combating piracy off the Somali coast might now be considered an analogy to the fight against international terrorism following September 11. Being considered a rather regional problem so far, piracy off the coast of Somalia has taken on international implications since more than 20,000 ships a year are passing Somali waters carrying about 8 % of the world’s trade of goods and commodities. This very important route – through the Gulf of Aden – is threatened continuously by pirates affecting international commercial shipping, fishing and humanitarian aid supply. In the first step this paper will introduce the region as well as the setting of the crisis and offer a pragmatic definition of the act of piracy. Subsequently it will outline the extent to which the crisis causes significant concerns and point out its impact not only on Somalia but also on international trade, the environment and security; altogether stirring vitally important areas of international freedom. In the second step it will cover the actions taken by the international community, especially the United Nations Organizations, and approach proposals to resolve the conflict. The consequential arguments represent the bridging to the third part which will summarize the points at issue and conclude with questions offering incentives to alternative approaches.


Modern Piracy

Author by : David Marley
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This reference text explains what modern piracy is, where and why it happens, and what measures are being taken to combat it. * Documents important resolutions and laws from the United Nations and European Union as well as U.S. policy statements regarding piracy * Features charts and tables that provide at-a-glance statistical information on pirate attacks, as well as data on factors that contribute to piracy * A resources chapter provides an annotated print and electronic bibliography organized by subject (e.g., international law, Somalia and the Horn of Africa, and the Mersk Alabama incident) * Presents a glossary of short definitions of unfamiliar terms


Prosecuting Maritime Piracy

Author by : Michael P. Scharf
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This book addresses maritime piracy by focusing on the unique and fascinating issues arising in the course of domestic piracy prosecutions, from the pursuit and apprehension of pirates to their trial and imprisonment. It examines novel matters not addressed in other published works, such as the challenges in preserving and presenting evidence in piracy trials, the rights of pirate defendants, and contending with alleged pirates who are juveniles. A more thorough understanding of modern piracy trials and the precedent they have established is critical to scholars, practitioners, and the broader community interested in counter-piracy efforts, as these prosecutions are likely to be the primary judicial mechanism to contend with pirate activity going forward.


The New Pirates

Author by : Andrew Palmer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Piracy is a significant global threat to international sea-borne trade - the life-blood of modern industrial economies and vital for world economic survival. The pirates of today are constantly in the world's news media, preying on private and merchant shipping from small, high-speed vessels. Andrew Palmer here provides the historical background to the new piracy, its impact on the shipping and insurance industries and also considers the role of international bodies like the UN and the International Maritime Bureau, international law and the development of advanced naval and military measures. He shows how this 'new' piracy is rooted in the geopolitics and socio-economic conditions of the late-20th century where populations live on the margins and where weak or 'failed states' can encourage criminal activity and even international terrorism. Somalia is considered to be the nest of piracy, but hotspots include not only the Red Sea region, but also the whole Indian Ocean, West Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia and the South China Seas.


The Law And Practice Of Piracy At Sea

Author by : Panos Koutrakos
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : This collection of essays provides a comprehensive assessment of the legal and policy approaches to maritime counter-piracy adopted by the EU and other international actors over the last few years. As the financial cost of Somali piracy for the maritime industry and the world economy as a whole was estimated to have reached $18 billion by 2010, the phenomenon of piracy at sea has steadily grown in significance and has recently attracted the attention of international policy makers. Moreover, piracy is intrinsically linked to state failure and other pathologies bred by it, such as organised crime and terrorism. This book adopts a holistic approach to the topic, examining approaches to piracy as these emerge in different geographical areas, as well as tackling the central issues which counter-piracy raises in terms of the most topical aspects of international law (international humanitarian law and armed conflict, piracy and terrorism, use of force). It also focuses on the approach of the EU, placing counter-piracy in its broader legal context. Providing a detailed doctrinal exploration of the issues which counter-piracy raises, it emphasises and draws upon the insights of the practice of counter-piracy by bringing together academic lawyers and the legal advisers of the main actors in the area (EU, US, NATO, UK). The book raises fundamental questions about the law and practice of international law: are the rules of the international law of the sea on piracy still relevant? To what extent has the shared interest of international actors in tackling piracy given rise to common practices? Do the interactions among the actors examined in the book suggest fragmentation or unity of the international legal order? Is it premature to view these interactions as signalling the gradual emergence of global law in the area? This common analytical frame of reference is underlined by the concluding part, which draws these threads together. The book will be of interest to legal scholars, political scientists and international relations theorists, as well as decision-makers and students of law, politics and international relations.


Private Anti Piracy Navies

Author by : John J. Pitney, Jr.
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lexington Books
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Description : Private Anti-Piracy Navies assesses the historical context, current state, and future prospects of privatizing maritime security vessels. It places particular emphasis on the economic, legal, and operational dimensions of this growing sector, and addresses issues of key interest to industry, government, and academia.


Piracy In Somalia

Author by : Awet Tewelde Weldemichael
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Following six years of extensive fieldwork, Weldemichael examines the international causes, internal dynamics, and domestic consequences of piracy in Somalia.


Piracy Off The Coast Of Somalia

Author by : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Foreign Affairs Committee
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Stationery Office
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Description : Somali piracy poses a threat to the UK's national interests as well as global trading routes and international security. The costs of allowing piracy to proliferate are high. The British shipping industry is worth £10.7 billion to the UK's GDP, and the costs of security, insurance, re-routing have vastly increased the costs of doing business. Over $300 million has been paid in ransoms to Somali pirates over the past four years, and thousands of seafarers have been held hostage, some of whom have been subject to cruel treatment and even torture. Self-defence measures, multi-national naval operations and prosecutions have begun to take effect, but have not yet contained the problem. The major international conference on Somalia in February 2012 must produce results. Although private armed guards will be permitted on UK shipping, the Government's guidance on the use of force, particularly lethal force, is very limited and there is little to help a ship's master make a judgement on where force can be used. The Committee also expresses surprise that so little is known about what happens to ransom money. The solution lies in establishing order on land, ending impunity for piracy crimes and offering alternatives. However, the report warns against international claims to deliver a solution in Somalia, and urges the Government to develop its engagement with and support for Somali civil society organisations and local projects. The FCO should also review its communication and other procedures to support family members of British hostages held abroad.


Pirate Alley

Author by : Terry McKnight
Languange : en
Publisher by : Naval Institute Press
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Description : Rear Admiral Terry McKnight, USN (Ret.) served as Commander, Counter-Piracy Task Force-Gulf of Aden. He wrote the first draft of the Navy’s handbook on fighting piracy while serving as the initial commander of Combined Task Force 151, an international effort to deploy naval vessels from several nations in a manner designed to prevent piracy in the Gulf of Aden and farther out into the Indian Ocean. McKnight personally commanded operations that disrupted several hijackings in progress, and resulted in the capture of sixteen Somali pirates. That’s when he ran head-on into the bizarre U.S. policy of catch-and-release, and realized that there’s a lot more to fighting piracy than just catching some skinny youngsters armed with AK-47s and RPGs. After his tour in the waters off the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, he retired from the Navy and began seriously researching the subject. As a result, he and his co-author, journalist Michael Hirsh, have put together a very readable book that serves as a comprehensive introductory course on the subject. Pirate Alley includes a behind-the-scenes look at the SEAL Team 6 takedown of the pirates who had kidnapped Captain Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama. It also reveals what a young Ph.D. candidate from Duke University found during three months on the ground in Somali pirate villages. Pirate Alley explores every aspect of Somali piracy, from how the pirates operate to how the actions of a relative handful of youthful criminals and their bosses have impacted the world economy. The book examines various answers to the question “How do you solve a problem like Somalia?” It explores the debate over the recently adopted practice of putting armed guards aboard merchant ships, and focuses on the best management practices that are changing the ways that ships are outfitted for travel through what’s known as the High Risk Area. Readers will learn that the consequence of protecting high quality targets such as container ships and crude oil carriers may be that pirates turn to crime on land, such as the kidnapping of foreigners. The work also focuses on the worldwide economic impact of piracy, noting that despite claims that piracy is costing as much as $13 billion a year, one of the largest commercial shipping companies argues that over-reaching national and international shipping regulations have a significantly greater negative effect on the world’s economy than does piracy. In the book’s conclusion, McKnight contends that, in the interest of justice, nations need to beef up their ability to prosecute and imprison captured pirates. And that the United States has no choice but to continue to hew to a policy that was first stated in Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution: The Congress shall have Power…to define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations.