Improving Maritime Security Sector Capacity to Counter Terrorism: Lessons from International Capacity Building Projects in the Western Indian Ocean

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Abstract

The nature of the maritime environment presents unique challenges for countering criminal and terrorist activity. Often overlooked in the literature, multilateral capacity building approaches offer lessons for developing more sustainable security architectures and resilience within coastal states, which are both the source and solution to countering extremism, criminality and terrorism in maritime spaces long term. This paper firstly examines the crossovers between maritime piracy, terrorism and other forms of maritime criminality as context to understanding the transferability of approaches. Next, maritime security capacity building projects launched by international organizations in the western Indian Ocean are briefly discussed, highlighting pertinent activities and innovative approaches. Finally, lessons from these projects are extracted and discussed within the context of maritime terrorism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaritime Security: Counter-Terrorism Lessons from Maritime Piracy and Narcotics Interdiction
EditorsEdward R. Lucas, Samuel Rivera-Paez, Thomas Crosbie, Felix Falck Jensen
PublisherIOS Press
Pages222-234
Number of pages11
Volume150
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-64368-089-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-64368-088-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

Publication series

NameNATO Science for Peace and Security Series

Keywords

  • terrorism
  • counter-terrorism
  • maritime security

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    McCabe, R. (2020). Improving Maritime Security Sector Capacity to Counter Terrorism: Lessons from International Capacity Building Projects in the Western Indian Ocean. In E. R. Lucas, S. Rivera-Paez, T. Crosbie, & F. Falck Jensen (Eds.), Maritime Security: Counter-Terrorism Lessons from Maritime Piracy and Narcotics Interdiction (Vol. 150, pp. 222-234). (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/NHSDP200064