Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Keywords

International studies, Somalia, Somali pirates, piracy, global economy

Department

International Studies and Languages

Major

Hispanic Studies and International Studies

Abstract

In the last decade, piracy in the African waters, especially surrounding Somalia, has vastly increased. Due to a previous civil war, absence central government in the country and lack of natural resources, Somalia is presently one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world—which many say is a large stimulus in the rise and expansion of piracy. Although these attacks frequently go unnoticed, they have a large-scale effect on the global economy and international trade. This paper will first briefly observe the history of piracy, then go on to introduce the recent prevalence of Somali pirates off of the Horn of Africa. The rest of the paper will aim to examine the rise of piracy in Somalia, discuss the international and domestic implications of the attacks, and conclude by addressing Somali piracy as a whole, and survey proposed resolutions.

See the author's related Global Tides article.

Faculty Mentor

Carolyn James

Funding Source or Research Program

Global Tides

Presentation Session

Session B

Location

Plaza Classroom 189

Start Date

21-3-2014 3:30 PM

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Mar 21st, 3:30 PM

The Consequences of Somali Piracy on International Trade

Plaza Classroom 189

In the last decade, piracy in the African waters, especially surrounding Somalia, has vastly increased. Due to a previous civil war, absence central government in the country and lack of natural resources, Somalia is presently one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world—which many say is a large stimulus in the rise and expansion of piracy. Although these attacks frequently go unnoticed, they have a large-scale effect on the global economy and international trade. This paper will first briefly observe the history of piracy, then go on to introduce the recent prevalence of Somali pirates off of the Horn of Africa. The rest of the paper will aim to examine the rise of piracy in Somalia, discuss the international and domestic implications of the attacks, and conclude by addressing Somali piracy as a whole, and survey proposed resolutions.

See the author's related Global Tides article.