Piracy Storm Brews in West Africa: Gulf of Guinea Under Maritime Siege

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David Mugridge

While media headlines abound and the mass ongoing conventional naval campaign against Somalia’s maritime piracy has dominated the minds of the world’s maritime security experts, security conditions in the Gulf of Guinea continue to decline rapidly. In fact, the heady mix of failing states, organised crime and a lack of maritime enforcement suggests a problem that will outstrip Somalia both in complexity and scope within the near future. [eventpdf] The region’s potent...
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