counter-piracy operations

Issue 3 2016-2017

Against a Uniform Definition of Maritime Piracy

by M. Bob KAO 6 October 2016

Many scholars argue that a major obstacle to eradicating the global problem of maritime piracy is the lack of a uniform definition of piracy. Their chief concern is that without a uniform definition, it is difficult to formulate responses on a systemic and global level. This article contends that having multiple definitions of piracy for …More

Issue 1 2015

Vessel Protection Detachments and Maritime Security: An Evaluation of Four Years of Italian Practice

by Gian Maria FARNELLI 5 August 2015

This article was prompted by the Italian Government’s recent decision to stop embarking vessel protection detachments (VPDs) on board Italian vessels. This decision was related to the well-known Enrica Lexie case, which involved a dispute between Italy and India regarding two Italian marines for the alleged killing of two Indian fishermen in 2012. Since 2010, …More