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Title: Contemporary maritime piracy in Southeast Asia
Authors: XU KE
Keywords: maritime piracy, anti-piracy cooperation, Southeast Asia
Issue Date: 20-Aug-2007
Source: XU KE (2007-08-20). Contemporary maritime piracy in Southeast Asia. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This dissertation reveals the underlying reasons behind the rise and fall of contemporary maritime piracy (1990a??2005) in Southeast Asia, focusing on the three littoral states of the Straits of Malacca, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, together with China. The dissertation examines three sets of interactions amongst the non-state actors and state actors: pirates and the shipping industry, pirates and states, and interstate relations on anti-piracy cooperation in Southeast Asia. The dissertation argues that dilemmas in the shipping industry, poor economic conditions and unstable political situations in Southeast Asia have abetted piracy; Anti-piracy cooperation in Southeast Asia has been hampered by differing incentives and capabilities in littoral states regarding anti-piracy operations. In the aftermath of 9/11, the littoral states have made policy shifts in response to the enormous external pressure to suppress piracy. The incentives in and capabilities of the littoral states on anti-piracy cooperation have been enhanced, together with the implementation of international maritime security measures, piracy incidents in Southeast Asia have significantly declined, with this trend continuing up to the present.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/23053
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