Forget Trump and China, piracy in the Sulu Sea is a fresh threat to Asia trade

Southeast Asia is grappling with rampant maritime piracy that, if left unchecked, could threaten trade and bolster terror networks in the region. This year has seen a growing number of hijackings in the Sulu Sea, located between the Philippines and the island of Borneo. Around $40 billion worth of cargo passes through the area annually,…

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Piracy in the Horn of Africa: Some good news but a lot of work has to be done

By Commander Dimitrios Dalaklis H.N., Lecturer in the Hellenic Naval Academy (HNA), Department of Combat Systems, Naval Operations, Sciences of the Sea, Navigation, Electronics and Communication Systems. With oceans covering almost three-quarters of the earth’s surface and with well over 80% of all international trade transported by sea, piracy -without any intention to downgrade other types…

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Piracy Brief

The ancient phenomenon of piracy is still flourishing in the 21st century, exposing the vulnerability of international shipping. Although it is not a “sea-born disease”, as the UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon stressed, but “… a symptom of conditions on the ground, including the overall security and political situation” in the hosting fragile states, it poses…

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