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Modern-day piracy

Author: Debra A Miller
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2012.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The purpose of the Current Controversies series is to explore many of the social, political, and economic controversies dominating the national and international scenes today. Titles selected for inclusion in the series are highly focused and specific. Articles and book excerpts included in each title are selected if they contribute valuable, long-range ideas to the overall debate.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra A Miller
ISBN: 9780737760286 0737760281 9780737760293 073776029X
OCLC Number: 744303171
Description: 219 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: What is the scope of today's maritime piracy? Piracy is flourishing in many key shipping lanes / James G. Stavridis Richard E. LeBron --
Attacks by Somali pirates have increased in recent years / Raymond Gilpin --
Somali pirates are becoming more sophisticated and daring in their attacks / Lauren Ploch, [and others] --
Somali pirates raise ransom stakes / Colin Freeman --
Somali piracy is threatening global shipping and manufacturing / Stephanie Nall --
Somali's piracy problem affects all nations / Claude Berube --
Is piracy conmnected to terrorism? Yes : Piracy is connected to terrorism. The Somali pirates are Islamic jihadists / Robert Spencer --
Somali pirates are financing Islamic terrorists / Mohamed Ahmed Abdi Sheikh --
No : Piracy is not connected to terrorism. The maritime dimension of international security : terrorism, piracy, and challenges for the United States : summary / Peter Chalk --
Somali pirates do not appear to be connected to the Somali Islamist movement / Karine Hamilton --
The Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab actually deters Somali piracy / Somalia Report --
Should ransoms be paid to pirates? Yes : Ransoms should be paid to pirates. Pirates treat hostages well if ransoms are paid / Center for Strategic and Internatinal Studies --
Paying ransoms is the only available response to piracy for ship owners / Charles Marts --
Penalizing ship owners for paying ransoms is unfair / Inc. & Company International LLP --
No : Ransoms should not be paid to pirates. Appeasement of pirates has never worked / Joseph Farah --
Paying ransoms to pirates only exacerbates terrorism / Hana Freedman --
Pirates should be confronted not paid / Abdon M. Pallasch --
How should the US and other nations combat pirate attacks? Multiple approaches must be taken to manage the piracy problem / Andrew J. Shapiro --
Shipping nations should coordinate efforts to prosecute pirates / James Kraska Brian Wilson --
The international community must work with Africans to combat piracy / Michael L. Baker --
Counterterrorism measures must be applied to piracy / James Jay Carafano Jon Rodeback --
Military action and foreign aid must be used to elimiate pirate sanctuaries / Bernd Debusmann --
A long-term piracy solution requires addressing Somalia's poverty and politics / Rubrick Biegon --
Supporting Somalia's transitional government can help combat piracy / Ken Menkhaus John Prendergast Colin Thomas-Jensen.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Debra A. Miller, book editor.

Abstract:

The purpose of the Current Controversies series is to explore many of the social, political, and economic controversies dominating the national and international scenes today. Titles selected for inclusion in the series are highly focused and specific. Articles and book excerpts included in each title are selected if they contribute valuable, long-range ideas to the overall debate.

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