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Combating Piracy off the Horn of Africa: A Multidimensional Analysis of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

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dc.contributor.advisor Wohlfeld, Monika
dc.contributor.author Lanigan, David
dc.creator Lanigan, David
dc.date 2016-11-07
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-03T17:26:06Z
dc.identifier doi:10.13021/G89975
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/10738
dc.description This document has been embargoed for 5 years and will not be available until November 2021 at the earliest. en_US
dc.description.abstract As the scourge of maritime piracy manifested itself in the mid-2000s off the Horn of Africa, the international community demanded a viable response. The Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia was formed in 2008 in direct response to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1851. Through its five subsequent Working Groups, the CGPCS addressed various facets of counterpiracy operations with collaboration from an array of both public and private stakeholders. The goal of this study is to analyze the multidimensional nature of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia. This policy analysis applies the logic model and its subsequent evaluation method in order to examine various decisions and milestones of the CGPCS, revealing their efficacy. Additionally, I apply a comprehensive SWOT analysis summarizing various internal strengths and weaknesses of the CGPCS, along with its external opportunities and threats. In conclusion, this thesis provides both a descriptive and analytical understanding of the CGPCS while highlighting its evolution in the context of multidimensional transnational intervention strategies.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject counterpiracy en_US
dc.subject conflict resolution en_US
dc.subject Somalia en_US
dc.subject East Africa en_US
dc.subject diplomatic cooperation en_US
dc.subject contact group en_US
dc.title Combating Piracy off the Horn of Africa: A Multidimensional Analysis of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Conflict Analysis and Resolution en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Malta en_US
dc.description.embargo 2021-11-07


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