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Piracy News & Commentary

The Arctic Sea

Six "pirates" who captured the freighter Arctic Sea--a Russian, a Latvian, an Estonian, plus three "stateless" men--were sentenced to prison for terms ranging from seven to twelve years by a Russian court. However, many observers do not believe that piracy--theft at sea for material gain--was the motive, but that the ship  Read More 
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The Arctic Sea Mystery

I’ve been meaning to post something on the mystery of the Arctic Sea, a cargo ship which was variously reported as missing, pirated, and perhaps secretly transporting Russian missiles off the coast of Europe last year. The story has all the trappings of a good spy novel, including cover stories, Russian  Read More 
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