Maritime Terrorism: How Violence at Sea is Shaping Instability Ashore

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On Thursday, September 17, 2020, Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) and Stable Seas hosted a discussion on how non-state actors use violence at sea in support of their broader aims. A panel of experts explores questions such as: How does seablindness shape or impair state efforts to effectively curtail maritime terrorism? How do terrorists and insurgents use the maritime space? Why do maritime issues matter even for policymakers primarily focused on stability and security ashore, and especially in an era increasingly focused on strategic competition?

The panel was moderated by Vice Admiral Michael Franken, USN (Ret.), CNA Advisor, Former US Africa Command Deputy for Military Operations. Panelists included: 

  • Dr. Rosalie Arcala Hall, Professor of Political Science at the University of the Philippines Visayas Miagao
  • Dr. Joshua Tallis, Maritime analyst, CNA Strategy and Policy Analysis program
  • Ms. Lexie Van Buskirk, Project manager, Stable Seas

Watch a video of the presentation here