SC Episode 5: Africa

CIMSEC-LogoWe speak to James Bridger, author of a menagerie of CIMSEC Articles on Africa and an Africa/Middle East Asymmetric maritime security analyst for Delex. Episode 5, our revisit of African security issues (DOWNLOAD)  after African Navies week:

African Navies Week: Al Shabaab Is Only the Beginning
Searching for a Somali Coastguard
East Africa: More Than Just Pirates
Nigeria’s Navy: Setting Sail in Stormy Seas
Balanced Public/Private Effort for West African Maritime Security
East Africa: A Historical Lack of Navies

Particular to James Bridger:

Egyptian Instability and Suez Canal Security (Part I)
Crafting a Counter-Piracy Regime in the Gulf of Guinea
From Fighting Piracy to Terrorism, the PMPF Saga Continues
Re-examining the Gulf of Guinea: Fewer Attacks, Better Pirates
Pirate Horizons in the Gulf of Guinea

We talk about Somalia, Nigeria, piracy, terrorism, and the movie Captain Phillips. Join us on Itunes, Xbox Music, or the website. Stay tuned next week for our episode on USCG mobile training teams.

2 thoughts on “SC Episode 5: Africa”

  1. I appreciate the post but not the chart. As usual, Somaliland is lumped together in the so-called Somali Republic. Somaliland has clearly recognized borders, has not joined with Somalia in this latest UN imposed and US supported republic. I would think on this blog and forum especially, there would be recognition of what the Somaliland Coast Guard has accomplished regarding piracy and Maritime Security. I strongly suggest you stop damming Somaliland by guilt through association.

    1. There was no conscious effort in the map to make a statement about Somalia or Somaliland’s structure, merely that Al-Shabaab was a challenge in that particular region. In our podcast, I do believe we talk about the differences in Puntland, Somaliland, and Somalia. I even suggest myself that you are right, that perhaps one state is not the answer. James Bridger does a good job going over the successes of the PMPF as well as Somaliland’s program in his article as well. I’d invite you to take a look. Also, if you feel as though our coverage is unfair, we’d welcome further material on Somaliand and its development.

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