Small Boats Weak States Dirty Money: Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Modern World

Small Boats Weak States Dirty Money: Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Modern World

by Martin N. Murphy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849040792
Publisher: Hurst & Co.
Publication date: 09/14/2010
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dr Martin N. Murphy is one of the world's leading experts on piracy and irregular warfare at sea. He lives and works in Washington, DC where he advises the US Navy. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies at King's College, University of London.

Table of Contents

1. What is Piracy?
A slippery concept
Piracy, politics and corruption
Piracy in international law
Piracy as an international interest
Piracy: ancient and modern
2. Contemporary Piracy: The Who, The Why and The Where
What are pirates after?
Reasons for piracy
What types of ship are attacked?
Methods of attack and boarding
The cost of piracy
State piracy
How many attacks are there and who counts them?
Weaknesses with the figures
Southeast Asia
South China Sea
Bay of Bengal-Bangladesh
South America
Yacht piracy
East Africa-Somalia
West Africa-Nigeria
Global phenomenon, local problem, diffuse challenge
3. Contemporary Piracy: Irritation or Menace?
Pirate typology
Vulnerability assessment
Threat assessment
Access to markets
Links to insurgent or terrorist groups
Level of official support and corruption
Links to organised crime
Contemporary piracy: irritation or menace?
4. Maritime Terrorism
What is terrorism?
What is maritime terrorism?
Terrorist attacks at sea: the story so far
Seafarers' attitudes
A global threat on a global medium?
Categories of maritime targets

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