Thursday, April 13, 2017

Video on Return of Somali Piracy

The Institute for Security Studies recently posted a 20 minute video titled "View on Africa: Is Piracy Back?" with Timothy Walker.

There have been five recent hijackings of ships in the waters off Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden. So far, no ransoms have been paid and several ships have been released. The question discussed is whether Somali piracy will return to the high levels that existed in 2008 to 2011. The video suggests this will probably not happen and even if it does, the international community is better prepared to cope with the threat.

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