Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Long-Term Solution to Piracy

Piracy has seen a resurgence around the world but an area that it is increasingly troublesome is in the waters off the Horn of Africa. Somalia, a country that many call a "failed state" is the host to a number of pirates that are seizing ships in the waters in that area of the world. When a country such as Somalia can't control its borders or the waters off its coast and has no internal order or authority then it becomes a breeding ground for pirates. The long-term solution to the piracy problem in the Horn of Africa is to bring stability to the country of Somalia. Read an editorial that says just that - see "Piracy thrives when nations struggle with stability", Portland Press Herald, November 23, 2008.

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