Thursday, November 8, 2018

Maritime Crime off the Horn of Africa

The University of Copenhagen Centre for Military Studies published in September 2018 a major study titled "Navigating Changing Currents: A Forward-looking Evaluation of Efforts To Tackle Maritime Crime Off the the Horn of Africa" by Katja Lindskov-Jacobsen and Julie Hoy-Carrasco.

The report notes that pirates in Somalia shifted their focus away from piracy towards more profitable illegal maritime activities such human trafficking and weapons smuggling. The authors argue this new situation calls for interventions aimed at building stability through countering maritime crime that is equally agile and/or comprehensive both in terms of the types of crime being targeted and the geographical scope.

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