Attacks off Somalia and the History of Piracy

Another piracy attack off the coast of Somalia has resulted in renewed questions about the dynamics of modern piracy and possible approaches to curbing Somalian pirates’ activities.  Some are now advocating aggressive naval and military intervention by the United States and European nations, sometimes using historical allusions to the so-called Barbary Wars of the early 1800s to buttress their arguments.

Read more about this issue in the New York Times.

 

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