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29 October 2010

Maritime Security in Southeast Asia: U.S., Japanese, Regional, and Industry Strategies

29 Oct 2010

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), Seattle, WA, USA

Supplied note:
"NBR has just released a new report on maritime security in Southeast Asia. The report will be free to download for the next two months, so I wanted to pass along some info in case this may be of interest to Asian Studies WWW Monitor readers. Below is the info and a link to the report on our site. - ttg."

"'Maritime Security in Southeast Asia: U.S., Japanese, Regional, and Industry Strategies' - John Bradford, James Manicom, Sheldon Simon and Neil Quartaro (NBR Special Report, November 2010)
64pp | $8.95 (Free to download [a PDF document] through 12/31/10)
More information and where to download the full report: [at the URL below]
Pirate activity in strategically important waterways around the globe, from the Strait of Malacca to the waters off the Horn of Africa, has garnered significant attention recently from states dependent on these waters for international trade and the free movement of goods. State responses have ranged from independently dispatching naval forces to patrol major sea lines of communication, to multinational patrols and information sharing mechanisms to increase domain awareness. Less visible, but of equal-or perhaps greater-importance are the efforts of ship owners, operators, and maritime industry groups toward increasing ship security and combating pirate attacks.
Originally presented at a workshop NBR collaborated on with the Japan Forum on International Relations in Tokyo [http://www.jfir.or.jp/e/index.htm - ed.], Japan, in May 2010, this special report focuses on U.S., Japanese, regional, and industry strategies to combat piracy and other maritime security threats in Southeast Asian waterways. [...]
More on this topic [links to related NBR publications]:
# Part One: Regional Issues in Southeast Asian Security;
# Securing Southeast Asiaƕs Sea Lanes: A Work in Progress;
# Russia and Global Security: Approaches to Nuclear Arms Control and Nonproliferation;
# Treacherous Terrain: The Political and Security Dimensions of Energy Development in The Caspian Sea Zone;
# Southeast Asia: Whither Security Regionalism?
# China's Military Modernization: Making Steady and Surprising Progress;
# A New Stage for the U.S.-Japan Alliance?
# Asian Reactions to U.S. Missile Defense;
# Military Power Projection in Asia;
# The Maritime Boundary Dispute Between Bangladesh and Myanmar: Motivations, Potential Solutions, and Implications."

Table of contents of the Report:
1: U.S. Strategic Interests and Cooperative Activities in Maritime Southeast Asia - John Bradford
2: Japan's Role in Strengthening Maritime Security in Southeast Asia - James Manicom
3: Safety and Security in the Malacca Straits: The Limits of Collaboration - Sheldon W. Simon
4: The Challenges of the Jolly Roger: Industry Perspectives on Piracy - Neil A. Quartaro

URL http://www.nbr.org/publications/element.aspx?id=467

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