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Killing Pirates: The Dilemma of Counter-Piracy by Sam Bateman*

*This article by Sam Bateman was released on 26 January as Report No. 6/2011 by the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore.  Mr. Bateman is a Senior Fellow in the Maritime Security Programme at RSIS, Nanyang Technological University. He is a former Australian naval commodore with research interests […]


EU Anti-piracy Naval Force Warship Tracks Down Pirate Mother Ship

The European Union scored a major success on Thursday, 12 November, when the French warship Floreal tracked down and apprehended the pirate attack group responsible for the recently reported attacks against the Singaporean large crude oil tanker MV BW Lion, 500 miles northwest of the Seychelles.  This was reported as […]


The Impeccable Affair: Analysis of China’s new twist to the Law of the Sea Convention and its definitions

Commander James Kraska’s article provides an accurate description of the various legal views surrounding the maritime incident between China and the United States involving USNS Impeccable, with a necessary focus on the very fanciful nature of China’s legal argument. The article also underlines this action is but one of a series […]