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Title:Combating 'maritime terrorism' off the coast of Somalia PDF Logo
Authors:Shortland, Anja
Vothknecht, Marc
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Discussion papers // German Institute for Economic Research 1079
Abstract:This paper evaluates the effectiveness of the international naval mission in the Gulf of Aden from 2008-2010, both in terms of its counter-piracy and its counter-terrorism objectives. We draw on arguments developed in the literature of law and economics, detailed statistical analyses and a large number of in depth interviews. Counter-piracy operations are a qualified success: their main effects are the stabilisation of attacks at a high level and the substitution between the relatively well protected transit corridor in the Gulf of Aden and the open sea. However, the counter-piracy measures appear to deter pirates from forming alliances with Islamist movements and may therefore make a major contribution to international security.
Subjects:Piracy
Somalia
counter-terrorism
law and economics
deterrence
naval intervention
JEL:K42
O17
F19
Document Type:Working Paper
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