At this location Eric Posner talks about what we can do about the piracy thing. Worth the read. His conclusion is that there isn't much we can do in the mid-term (we have already acted in the short-term, in ways that we applaud, but may later regret).
Does anyone out there have a solution that will reduce the piracy problem, maintain our relations with our allies, curry favor in the Horn of Africa and also boost the standard of living of those who have felt forced to turn to piracy? If so, I think I can get you an interview with mid-level officials in the Obama Administration. Just let me know.
Regards — Cliff
10 months ago