Stable Seas Blog

Coastal Maritime Insecurity and Political Protest in Lebanon

Anti-government protests erupted across Lebanon in October 2019. Plagued by years of economic downturn, civil unrest, corruption, and rampant pollution, Lebanese people took to the streets frustrated with the lack of economic opportunities, stable electricity and clean water, and waste and pollution-management infrastructure.

Human Trafficking in the Gambia

The Gambia has become a hotspot for human trafficking, with victims coming from not only the Gambia, but all over West Africa. Women and children are subjected to sex trafficking, forced labor in street vending, and domestic servitude.

The Forgotten Key to Maritime Security in the Sulu-Celebes Seas

What is the relationship between the development of coastal communities and maritime security? Stable Seas’ recent piece in The Diplomat explores how economic exclusion and inequality of government service provision along the shores of the Sulu & Celebes Seas create a fertile recruiting ground for armed groups and transnational criminal networks operating at sea.