The Militarisation of Piracy

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The first in a series of seminars examining the use of militarised responses to different forms of criminal activity.

The naval response to Somali piracy has been seen as one of the key success stories for the militarised approach, and is now being proposed in other theatres, as well as for other crimes. Understanding the spectrum of responses, including the deployment of navies and armed contractors to protect shipping lanes, and the impact that these have on the responses of pirates is critical to understanding where best practices lie, and the scope for possible replication.

Speaking at this event will be:

  • Karsten von Hoesslin, Risk Intelligence
  • Glen Forbes, Oceanus Live
  • Any Freitas, RUSI’s CRIMSON project
  • Anja Shortland, Kings College London

This event is part of a series on militarised responses to criminal activity, including drugs, wildlife crime and migration.

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