Pirates in Paradise
A Modern History of Southeast Asia’s Maritime Marauders
by Stefan Eklof
192 pp., illustrated
Studies in Contemporary Asian History # 6
Available from NIAS Press worldwide
Since the late twentieth century, piracy has returned to the world's oceans with a vengeance. Worst hit is Southeast Asia where thousands of people have lost their lives at the hands of pirates in the last 25 years. Here, oil tankers, cargo ships, passenger vessels, fishing boats and pleasure yachts all have been targets of ruthless attacks.
But who are these modern sea robbers who continue to infest the waters of Southeast Asia? Why have they not been suppressed by the security forces of the region? How serious is the problem for international shipping, for fishermen and for governments? This book is the first attempt to address these questions in a comprehensive and integrated manner.
Piracy in Asian and World History
Terror in the Gulf of Thailand
Phantom Ships and Organised Crime
The Counts and Costs of Piracy
Stefan Eklöf Amirell is an Indonesia expert, and has also published more generally about Southeast Asian politics and history. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship and history Ph. D at Lund University.
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