Piracy, Maritime Terrorism and Securing the Malacca Straits

Graham Gerard Ong-Webb


"This is the second volume in the series 'Maritime Issues and Piracy in Asia'. Given that the second volume comprises fourteen articles, any review can only hint at the richness of material and argument. It represents a major contribution to our understanding of Southeast Asian piracy. Graham Gerard Ong-Webb's 'Introduction' sets the context of the volume and provides an excellent overview of current trends and knowledge concerning Southeast Asian piracy. I must congratulate the contributors and the publishers on an excellent volume that has set the standard for future studies on piracy in Southeast Asia" (International Journal of Maritime History).

About the Publication

Maritime piracy continues to persist as a significant phenomenon manifesting a range of social, historical, geo-political, security and economic issues. Today, the waters of Southeast Asia serve as the dominant region for the occurrence of piracy and the challenges it poses to regional security and Malacca Straits security. As a second installment within the Series on Maritime Issues and Piracy in Asia by the International Institute of Asian Studies, Leiden University, and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, the authors of this volume add fresh perspectives to the ongoing debate about piracy, the threat of maritime terrorism, and the challenge of securing the Malacca Straits today.