n African Security Review - Bad order at sea : from the Gulf of Aden to the Gulf of Guinea : feature

Volume 18, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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At the dawn of the 21st century - in particular as a result of increasing bad order at sea - maritime matters have increasingly edged their way upwards on national and international security agendas. Kaplan recently reiterated the conflict-commerce and resource connections in an essay published in in which he depicted the Indian Ocean as the future battleground between the rising powers of India and China. In a similar vein, Forrest and Souza pointed to the Gulf of Guinea in the western Atlantic as a maritime zone of international strategic importance, but one showing growing disorder at sea.

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