Opitmal implementation of the Yaoundé Code of Conduct requires major tactical adjustments on the part of the signatory states. Gabon is a prime example of a country doing just that.
Stable Seas Blog
While international partners have provided support to improve maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, more effort is needed to ensure that collaborative relationships are at the core of international engagement with the region.
In a guest reaction blog to the recent Stable Seas brief, Policy Beyond Counter-Piracy, Hüseyin Yücel explores how efforts to fight blue crime are based on state sovereignty and capacities.
Since April 2020, Ansar al-Sunna has undertaken an island-hopping campaign in northern Mozambique. What strategic advantages do these tactics offer?
Economic profit is often the motivating factor when shipping companies knowingly get involved in smuggling arms—not necessarily political ambition. Shipping companies traffic weapons for criminal or terrorist groups or ship arms to embargoed or banned destinations. One such embargoed destination is Libya.
What does Nigeria's Deep Blue Project mean to maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea?
The Yaoundé Code of Conduct, otherwise known as the YCOC, is West and Central Africa’s preeminent maritime security framework.
From drug trafficking, to weapons smuggling, to orchestrating attacks on maritime targets, terrorist organizations increasingly leverage sea blindness to finance and facilitate campaigns of violence on land.
Mangroves improve coastal economic resilience by reducing the impact of climate change and supporting biodiversity. What can be learned from Sri Lanka's conservation efforts?
Not only is kidnapping for ransom by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) used to fund terrorist operations in the region, but terror is also used to extend ASG’s criminal agenda by extorting money from government and businesses.