Thailand’s Deep South Insurgency: Exploiting the Maritime Domain

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Insurgents in Thailand likely use the maritime domain to transit drugs and small arms into the country. The profits support on-shore insurgency activity and overall insurgency resilience. Without adequate maritime domain awareness and more dedicated maritime law enforcement assets, Thailand’s waters will likely remain vulnerable to exploitation by insurgency groups.    

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Also, read our research on organized political violence in the maritime domain.