Not to make light of ongoing troubles in the Horn of Africa and beyond, but… well. If you want to go beyond the five A’s, click here.
A hypothesis: Pirates, hackers, and terrorists are perennial actors in international relations. They will never be permanently defeated; the frontier will never be permanently settled. The underlying material reason that … Continue reading Pirates, Hackers, and Terrorists
1) A small puppy, if walked real hard first, will sit quietly outside long enough for a decent taping with no unseemly background noise. (I had worried about that.) 2) … Continue reading Things I Learned Doing My First Bloggingheads Diavlog
In addition to being Rosh Hashanah, today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. In case any of you needs pointers, I strongly recommend The Pirate Primer by George Choundas, … Continue reading Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day
The dramatic conclusion of the Maersk Alabama Pirate encounter is now a wrap, and this screams for a movie. My only question is who will buy the rights to Capt. … Continue reading Who will buy the movie rights?
I have a mental queue of about 3 or 5 post that I’ve been meaning to get up in the past couple of days, but the demands of a new … Continue reading Scribbles in My Notebook…
Finally, a resolution to the four-month-old stand-off with the hijackers of the Faina off the coast of Somalia. NY Times reported today that the pirate crew will disembark from the … Continue reading It’s About Time. (For Regime Change.)
In a Reuters op-ed yesterday, Bernd Debusmann makes “the business case for high seas piracy”: As far as illicit businesses with low risk and high rewards go, it doesn’t get … Continue reading An Alternative to Gibbeting
Daniel Sekulitch provides an update on the pirate “mothership” sunk by India last week in a much-trumpeted police action on the high seas: “It has now been confirmed by the … Continue reading Why It May Be Good To Think Twice Before Opening Fire On Pirates
The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c The Buccaneer Stops Here Barack Obama InterviewJohn McCain Interview Sarah Palin VideoFunny Election Video Why is it so hard … Continue reading The Problems we face facing the Pirate Problem
This post began as a response to the comments on Peter’s recent post on pirates, but they got to be so long, and required hyperlinks, I decided to start a … Continue reading Pirates and Sovereigns
Just when you thought that the Pirates couldn’t get any more ambitious than seizing a freighter full of Ukrainian weapons… Somali Pirates seized a Saudi supertanker Tuesday. The tanker, one … Continue reading Pirates get ambitious
AP reports, in an article titled “Somali Pirates Stare Down Superpowers”: With a Russian frigate closing in and a half-dozen U.S. warships within shouting distance, the pirates holding a tanker … Continue reading Meanwhile, Off the Coast of Somalia…
No sooner did I blog about the growing security threat posed by maritime piracy than several powerful militaries took notice… not because I was particularly persuasive, but because a Ukranian … Continue reading This Just In: Somali Pirates Are Definitely Human