SafeSeas publishes Best Practice Toolkit

SafeSeas is pleased to announce the publication of the Best Practice Toolkit entitled Mastering Maritime Security: Reflexive Capacity Building and the western Indian Ocean Experience. The report presents the core results of the SafeSeas project drawing on 16 months of research and work with a wide range of partners from the Western Indian Ocean region. The … Read more

Lecture at Military Academy of South Africa

On January 31st, Professor Christian Bueger will be giving a lecture to the staff and students of the Military Academy of South Africa. Drawing on the core insights from SAFESEAS, in particular, the current draft of the best practice toolkit and the recent article in International Affairs, Prof Bueger will contextualize maritime security and speak about … Read more

SafeSeas in Lisbon

On the 30th of May, Dr. Christian Bueger, principal investigator of SafeSeas gave a keynote lecture to the International Conference on Maritime Security hosted by the Lusiada Research Centre for International Policy and Security, Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa. In the lecture titled “Situating Maritime Security” he discussed how maritime security is related to the broader … Read more

SAFE SEAS team attends international conference of ISA

From the 20th to 25th of February the project team of SAFE SEAS will attend the annual convention of the International Studies Association, held in Baltimore, USA. At the conference, we will connect with our colleagues from the wider discipline of International Relations. A theorey-oriented paper that informs the work of SAFE SEAS will be … Read more

First Concept Note Published: Introducing the SPIP methodology

SAFE SEAS Concept Notes outline initial project results. These are work in progress documents that have the primary purpose of serving as consultation and discussion drafts. We have published the first Concept Note titled Maritime Security Capacity Building: Spotting the Gaps. The note discusses which methodologies are available for assessing maritime security sectors. It introduces the … Read more

Gunmen, Fish and Puntland: the Professionalization of Piracy?

A new  “Report of the Monitoring Group on Somalia pursuant to Security Council resolution 1853” was published on March 10th. The lead author of the report, Mat Bryden, is a well-experienced specialist in Somalia culture and politics. While the report focuses on the development in Somalia more broadly, it entails also some interesting (new) insights … Read more