High quality essays written by experts on naval strategy and foreign relations are presented. Essays discuss the rise piracy off the coast of Somalia, the Gulf of Aden, and the Straits of Malacca, strategies for ending piracy, and the causes of piracy in these regions. A short history of piracy around the world is also provided.

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The Pirate Latitudes.

Vanity Fair

The article discusses the 2008 pirate attack on the French ship Le Ponant that resulted in the pirates collecting a $2.15 million ransom. The article... READ MORE »

Pirates Return.


The article presents information on several pirate attacks on various yachts off the coast of Somalia, East Africa including the Bahamian-registered... READ MORE »

Freakonomics of Maritime Piracy.

Brown Journal of World Affairs

The article examines the freakonomics of maritime piracy off the Horn of Africa, a trade route connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, Gulf... READ MORE »

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