Monday, October 26, 2009
An informative and thorough study on Somali piracy has been prepared by Stig Jarle Hansen under the auspices of the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research. Titled "Piracy in the Greater Gulf of Aden: Myths, Misconceptions and Remedies," it is dated October 2009 and based on field studies in pirate areas and interviews with real pirates. It concludes that solutions should be geographically focused on piracy areas and include the placement of liaison officers on the ground in order to cooperate more effectively with local institutions. You can access the document in PDF format here.