Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

West African Piracy: A Glimpse of Light for a Forgotten Threat

By David Rubin Published November 8, 2013

The US should initiate piracy related discussions as well as lead international efforts to pressure West African leaders in order to decrease the quantity of pirate attacks off of the coast. Absent effective dialogue and steps taken to ensure the protection of ships, attacks that disrupt the flow of trade and threaten the lives of crew members will continue.