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    Robert McCabe is Assistant Professor and current Director of the MA in Maritime Security Programme at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Cov­entry University. Previously he has worked as a Research Asso­ciate with the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University on the British Academy Sustainable Development programme funded project SAFE SEAS. He holds a PhD in History/ International Security (2016) and an MA in Military History and Stra­tegic Studies (2011) from Maynooth University. He is the author of Modern Mari­time Piracy: Genesis, Evolution and Responses (Routledge, 2018); Europe, Small Navies and Maritime Security: Balancing Traditional Roles and Emergent Threats in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2020) and Maritime Security and Capacity Building: The Case of the Western Indian Ocean (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), as well as several articles addressing maritime security, development and gov­ernance topics.

    Research Interests

    Maritime security, governance and capacity building; Marine eonomics and sustainable development; Defence studies; International Relations; Naval history, theory and strategy.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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