Stable Seas Blog

The Transatlantic Trafficking of Cocaine

In August of 2019, the Angolan courts convicted a Brazilian woman of narcotics trafficking and sentenced her to four years in prison. Just a few weeks ago, in January 2020, another Brazilian drug dealer was sentenced to eight years in an Angolan prison for international drug trafficking.

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.