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.
|Title of host publication||Maritime Security: Counter-Terrorism Lessons from Maritime Piracy and Narcotics Interdiction|
|Editors||Edward R. Lucas, Samuel Rivera-Paez, Thomas Crosbie, Felix Falck Jensen|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2020|
|Name||NATO Science for Peace and Security Series|
- maritime security
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