TITLE

The Somali Piracy Model: Coming to a Sea Near You

AUTHOR(S)
De Coster, Jamie Lynn
PUB. DATE
February 2012
SOURCE
World Politics Review (19446284);2/22/2012, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the ransom-hostage strategy of Somali piracy which has allegedly made it successful. The author argues that Somali pirates have been able to hold shipowners and their insurers captive as to accede to their demands because of this strategy. It discusses conditions which could make any place vulnerable to Somali-type of piracy, including lack of enforcement capacity in the haven of pirates, infrastructure support for piracy, and access to gunmen and weapons.
ACCESSION #
71879489

 

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