Global Challenge, Regional Responses: Forging a Common Approach to Maritime Piracy

By Dubai School of Government
Updated: 05/14/2012

Africa Piracy Image WebBy Dubai School of Government, April 2011.

East and West Africa have emerged as global piracy hot spots where rising numbers of attacks have resulted in hundreds of kidnappings and billions of dollars in aggregate economic costs. Effective responses in both regions will require better management and control of maritime domains as well as legal reforms to address maritime criminality, subregional cooperation, and onshore political and development adjustments to mitigate the incentives that motivate many pirates.

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