Geopolitical Context of Piracy

The scourge of modern piracy is often unrecognized by the general public. However, those involved in the Maritime industries are all too familiar with the danger, both physical and economic, posed by pirates. Modern pirates hearken less to the romantic imagery of the swashbuckling adventurer than they do to the violent, mercenary gangsters that they more closely resemble. Such imagery, however, does little to explain the pirates’ motivations, their impact on shipping and the reaction...
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