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A Time Bomb for Global Trade: Maritime-related Terrorism in an Age of Weapons of Mass Destruction [Paperback]

By Michael Richardson (Author)
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What is being done to counter threats of maritime terrorism and how effective are the safeguards? The author presents evidence that Al-Qaeda aims to disrupt the seaborne trading system, the backbone of the modern global economy, and would use a crude nuclear explosive device or a radiological bomb to do so if it could get its hands on either, and position it to go off in a key port-city, shipping strait, or waterway. Improving maritime security is especially important for the United States, Canada, the European Union, Australia and New Zealand, and for China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and other economies in East Asia that have extensive seaborne trade. It is doubly vital for the world's largest container transshipment hubs cum seaports like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Rotterdam. This book discusses the major threats to seaborne trade and its land links in the global supply chain, their potential impact, the new security measures in place or pending for ships, ports and cargo containers, and recommendations for preventing or handling a catastrophic terrorist attack designed to disrupt world trade.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.35" Width: 5.35" Height: 0.39"
Weight:   0.66 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 5, 2004
Publisher   Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN  9812302468  
ISBN13  9789812302465  

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More About Michael Richardson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Michael Richardson is a retired investigative reporter, news editor, and editor of editorials in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is the author of After Amin, the Bloody Pearl, a human rights documentary, and editor of Ethics Applied, a college textbook in its sixth printing. He and his wife, Margaret, were married in 1965 and are the parents of three married children and grandparents of five. They reside in Largo, Florida.

Michael Richardson currently resides in Largo, in the state of Florida.

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A Tiime Bomb for Global Trade  Mar 13, 2008
It's a good book. I think it's worth reading, informative and a quick read. Definitely recommend it.
This is a good study of the state of current maritime security affairs.  Jul 6, 2006
Terror has broken out on all continents across the world. Inner cities have further decayed. The poor have sunk even deeper. The world's underclass has not risen either socially or materially. How can the ruling group keep the lid on civil unrest?

The controlling power's perspective of its enemy and subsequently, effective defenses have to change. The major barriers against physical and psychological invasion, that oceans historically provided, are now major conduits for insurgent infiltration. Michael Richardson correctly states that along with the new meaning for weapons of mass destruction and subversive ideology ...the threat of terrorism has escalated several-fold since terrorists struck the United States on 11 September 2001 (p vi). The response has been emblematic of the crisis; ... knowledge of terrorist intentions, capabilities, and their opportunities for attack, increased after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001. Terrorist training manuals and attack plans specifically targeting naval and commercial maritime shipping in Asia, the Gulf and in the Mediterranean were recovered from the caves of Afghanistan and safe houses in Pakistan. Although Al-Qaeda and its associated groups have suffered somewhat in the past few years, the capacity of violent Islamist groups for adaptation and regeneration has ensured the continuity of the group (p vii).

Richardson examines the causes and solutions to the threatened safety of global maritime trade. As an example, the issue of lax ship regulation reveals that ...terrorists as well as those who smuggle arms, drugs, people and contraband can thrive in the poorly regulated havens which the "flag of convenience" system provides. Today, the main flag of convenience fleets in terms of gross tonnage belong to Panama, Liberia, the Bahamas, Malta, Cyprus, the Marshall Islands in the Pacific, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. Terrorists see the attractions of opaque ownership in shipping and have often used it to camouflage their activities (p 88-89).

This is a good study of the state of current maritime security affairs.

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