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IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(12): 723-728 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.915

Neverending Story? Problem of Maritime Piracy in Southeast Asia

Łukasz Stach

Abstract—The article describes the issue of maritime piracy in Southeast Asia and tries to answer the question concerting possibility of eradicating this phenomenon from the Asian waters, as it happened in the Horn of Africa. Since the Somali pirates activity has been reduced significantly, the paper analyses if it is possible to repeat this success in Southeast Asia. This question is ever so important because of the highest risk of maritime piracy attacks is in that region since 2012, especially in the Indonesian waters. The article also describes chosen reasons of maritime piracy in Asia, which are chiefly related to geography, socio-political factors, and economy, for instance: the problem of poverty, corruption and effective control of such huge territory. The article emphasises that the conditions in Southeast Asia differ from the Somali ones; as a result, it may be difficult to repeat successfully the anti-piracy efforts which eliminated piracies from the Somali waters almost entirely.

Index Terms—Maritime piracy, maritime safety, Southeast Asia.

Łukasz Michał Stach is with Pedagogical University of Cracow, Faculty of Political Science, Poland (e-mail: tenzan@tlen.pl).


Cite: Łukasz Stach, "Neverending Story? Problem of Maritime Piracy in Southeast Asia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 723-728, 2017.


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