TITLE

THE PIRATE DEN

AUTHOR(S)
Coggins, Bridget
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Foreign Policy;Jul/Aug2010, Issue 180, p86
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the pirates of Somalia. Piracy off the Somalian coast accounted for more than half of all pirate attacks worldwide in 2009. Their motivation is said to be strictly mercenary, as they focus on capturing prizes, booty, and hostages for ransom. Information on the types and numbers of ships attacked between 2005 and 2009 is presented. The difficulty of eradicating piracy is discussed, and its impact on insurance rates for shipping through the Gulf of Aden, where the Somali pirates ply their trade, is noted.
ACCESSION #
52414544

 

Related Articles

  • Somalian pirates inflating national economy; goods purchased with money from ransoms. Hassan, Mohamed Olad // Pipe Dream;12/ 8/2009, Vol. 76 Issue 24, p14 

    The article reports on the impact of Somalian pirates on the national economy.

  • Somali gunman's tale shows violent cycle. Peterson, Scott // Christian Science Monitor;5/26/99, Vol. 91 Issue 126, p6 

    Focuses on life in Somalia as of May 26, 1999. Economic conditions; Presence of bandits and militiamen; Prevalence of drugs and guns; Clan wars; Gang attempts to earn money by stealing and looting; Comments from gang member Malaay.

  • Somali and African Piracy.  // Background Information Summaries;5/3/2013, p1 

    Piracy in the waters off the Horn of Africa presents a growing threat to maritime trade and commerce and has far-reaching ramifications for economic and political security and human well-being in Somalia. Causes underlying piracy are multifaceted, but can be traced to systemic problems plaguing...

  • Piracy/Privateering/Letters of Marque/Prizes. Pierson, Peter O'M. // Reader's Companion to Military History;1996, p363 

    The article explores the history of piracy, privateering, letters of marque and prizes. Piracy--robbery at sea--dates from the beginnings of maritime commerce and is a global phenomenon. In the recovery of seaborne commerce during the Middle Ages, European merchants overcame Muslim pirates but...

  • 'Pirates' Rule at MTV Movie Awards. Latchem, John // Home Media Magazine;6/10/2007, Vol. 29 Issue 23, p7 

    The article reports that the film "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" won the best picture award and actor Johnny Depp won the best performance award at the 2007 Music Television (MTV) Awards.

  • Wards scoop first prize in Harrison Drape promotion.  // Home Furnishings;Sep/Oct98, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p3 

    Reports that Cheryl and Peter Ward have won holiday vouchers in Harrison Drape's Intohome "fishy" prize draw. The promotion being run on the window furnishing company's aquatically themed stand.

  • Background Note: Somalia.  // Background Notes on Countries of the World: Somalia;Dec2007, p1 

    This publication presents information on Somalia. The country is mostly desert and experiences irregular rainfall. Citizens of the country are called Somalis. Based on 2006 estimates, population is 8.8 million. The transitional government of the country is called Transitional Federal Government...

  • PROFILE.  // Background Notes on Countries of the World: Somalia;Dec2007, p1 

    This article presents information on Somalia. The country is mostly desert and experiences irregular rainfall. Citizens of the country are called Somalis. In October 2004, the Transitional Federal Government took office. Also discussed are information about the country's cities, ethnic groups,...

  • Point: Stabilize Somalia, Politically and Economically, in Order to End Piracy. DiLascio, Tracey M. // Points of View: Pirates;3/1/2016, p2 

    The article presents an argument in favor of stabilizing the Somali government to reduce piracy in the region. The author argues that military action perpetuates the instability allowing for the expansion of piracy. The motivation of pirates, the effect of political and economic instability on...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics