Members of a visit, board, search and seizure team made up of the U.S. Navy sailors and the Coast Guard guardsmen from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) and U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South, Detachment 409, approach a suspected pirate mothership in the Gulf of Aden (REUTERS/Eric L. Beauregard).
Evolution and Realities of Piracy and Illegal Fishing in African Gulfs
December 9, 2013,
Vanda Felbab-Brown writes about her recent Somalia field work examining the various challenges posed by piracy. Comparing the relative effectiveness of anti-piracy measures in the international waters of Gulf of Aden and the territorial waters of the Gulf of Guinea, she explores why tactics such as citadels and armed guards succeed in some situations and fail in others.