Sea Transportation: Suppressing the Red Sea Smugglers

Archives

July 2, 2006: Earlier this year, Egypt and Yemen agreed to consider the development of a "Regional Maritime Security" organization for the Red Sea. Recently, they have actually begun talks about the subject. The intention is to establish a loose arrangement between the two countries - and perhaps eventually Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Djibouti, and Eritrea (and perhaps, dare it be said, Israel?) - to coordinate the collection and exchange information on maritime criminal activity, mainly piracy and smuggling. While piracy is not a major problem, the recent outbreak of piracy off Somalia was a reminder that the threat is still there. Of more immediate interest is a crackdown on smuggling. In addition to the more mundane consumer goods, there are also drugs and terrorists to worry about. All Middle Eastern nations have to worry about Islamic terrorists, who have been discovered using the services of smugglers to move about.

 


Article Archive

Sea Transportation: Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999 


X

ad
0
30

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 30 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close