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Somali Pirates escalate their operations to a dangerous new level

Following the warning published in MarineLink.com on Thursday 24 March that the trend in the use of violence by pirates would escalate into a small war, a major development occurred that has added new credibility to this alarm.  The Economic Times carried an article on 18 April, entitled “Somali pirates […]

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Somali pirates’ eastward expansion by Ben West*

*Moderator’s Note: An article entitled was released on 6 December by Strategic Forecasts [STRATFOR].  STRATFOR analyst Ben West examines the reasons why Somali pirates have increasingly looked to the Indian Ocean for hijacking targets.  My thanks to CFPS Research Fellow Dr. Stan Weeks for bringing this article to my attention.  […]

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A very real threat to today’s seafarers

Sadly, today’s maritime terrorism is a complicated and multi-faceted problem.  There are many potential perpetrators with an infinite number of associated possible or probable scenarios.  These depend upon whether the threat is targeted at vessels moving along sea lines of communication, or is a threat targeted at a maritime facility […]

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“Not an Impeccable Argument”by Mark J. Valencia*

Moderator’s Note:  This article is available online at: <http://www.nautilus.org/fora/security/09026Valencia.html>http://www.nautilus.org/fora/security/09026Valencia.html This article is related to Mark Valencia’s recent PFO “Tempting the Dragon”, NAPSNet PFO 09020, published March 12, 2009. <http://www.nautilus.org/fora/security/09020Valencia.html>http://www.nautilus.org/fora/security/09020Valencia.html “Not an Impeccable Argument” Disclaimer The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect […]

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John Arquilla and “The Coming Swarm”

Professor John Arquilla, who teaches in the special operations program at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California, and who is the author of “Worst Enemy: The Reluctant Transformation of the American Military,” published an important article recently in the New York Times entitled “The Coming Swarm.” In it, […]

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