Maritime Piracy, Military Capacity, and Institutions in the Gulf of Guinea

  title={Maritime Piracy, Military Capacity, and Institutions in the Gulf of Guinea},
  author={Ginger L. Denton and Jonathan R. Harris},
  journal={Terrorism and Political Violence},
  pages={1 - 27}
ABSTRACT West African security threats have become more frequent in recent years, most notably in the Gulf of Guinea. As increasing quantities of the world’s trade pass through the maritime domain, ship hijackings and other maritime criminal activities have garnered widespread attention from the international community. The International Maritime Bureau reports 785 piracy incidents have occurred in the region since 2000 and current models forecasting worldwide piracy trends have failed to… 
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