Stable Seas Blog

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.

The U.S. and China Can and Should Work Together to Improve African Maritime Security

The illicit activities plaguing African waters and undermining regional political and economic development include piracy and armed robbery at sea; illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing; and the smuggling and trafficking of weapons, drugs, wildlife, contraband of all kinds, and, of course, migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, sufferers of forced labor, and victims of the sex trade.