Author: The Africa Center for Strategic Studies

February 11th, 2015

An escalation in piracy and other transnational maritime threats in the Gulf of Guinea has exposed the limited levels of maritime domain awareness in the region. The highly fungible nature of maritime security threats means that this challenge cannot be addressed solely by individual states but requires cohesive regional security cooperation. While progress has been made, stronger political commitment is needed if regional maritime security cooperation plans are to be operationalized.

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