Bad Order at Sea: From the Gulf of Aden to the Gulf of Guinea

By Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Updated: 03/15/2010

2009_0120_piracy_somalia_bh_mBy François Vreÿ, African Security Review | 2009

Africa’s western and eastern coasts host the world’s highest number of attacks at sea. However, the nature of these maritime security environments differ markedly in terms of targets, levels of violence, and links to onshore politics. International response in East Africa has been substantial, but the mechanisms for maritime governance in West Africa in some ways bear more promise for sustainable security.

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