Soundings Papers: Understanding and Combating Piracy in the Sulu Sea

Soundings No. 21
Soundings No. 21

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Commander Aminuddin Albek

Piracy at sea is one of the world’s oldest crimes and will persist alongside the ongoing development of seaborne trade and transportation. Since the early 2000s, piratical activities have attracted both regional and global attention and various responses. Several regions have turned into hotbeds of piracy - in particular, the Gulf of Aden, the Malacca Strait, New Guinea, and the Sulu Sea.