Piracy on the High Seas (At Issue) (Library Binding)
What factors motivate modern day pirates? Are pirates the same as terrorists? Should international navies or local fleets handle pirates? Does aid help prevent piracy, or does it have no effect? This anthology explores the ongoing problem of modern-day piracy. Rising in prevalence at the turn of the 21st century, pirates attacked commercial ships in Southeast Asia and off the coast of Somalia. Readers will learn about the complexities of nautical law, the conflicts on land that engender piracy at sea, and how governments are dealing with forces unaligned to any nation.