The Stimson Center in Washington released in April two papers dealing with Somali piracy and other security issues in the Indian Ocean by Rupert Herbert-Burns. One released on 30 April 2012 is titled Countering Piracy, Trafficking, and Terrorism: Ensuring Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean. It focuses on Somali piracy and other illicit activity in the Indian Ocean. Click here to read the entire report.
The second report appeared on 20 April 2012 and is titled International Naval Activity and Developments in the Indian Ocean Region in the 1st Quarter of 2012. It provides an overview of key naval developments in the Indian Ocean during the first three months of the year. Issues covered include an increase in Iranian naval activity, the US and allied response to that activity, counter-piracy operations and commissioning of a new Indian navy nuclear powered attack submarine. Click here to read the entire paper.