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Globalisation and Maritime Security - Background Maritime security traditionally focuses on maritime disputes, naval competition, Sea lines of communication (SLOCs), War at sea . The modern maritime securities after the cold war and 9/11 have been significantly changing and more complex, which is involving worldwide collaboration and mutual understanding . The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) has been managing maritime issues fundamentally for years and acceptable as the basic convention on solving maritime dilemmas....   [tags: Maritime Security ]
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Flags of Convenience: A Threat to Maritime - Introduction More than forty thousand merchant ships, and countless number of smaller coastal craft, ply world oceans which comprise nearly seventy percent of the earth’s surface. Each year approximately ten million containers of cargo, containing raw materials to finished goods are transported by seas. The ships are owned by different states, private companies or individuals and manned by mixture of seafarers from different countries, mixed together from various nationalities. These ships are perhaps the most autonomous entities on earth as rule of law allows frequent change of their allegiance or identity by choosing a flag to suit their requirement....   [tags: ship, state, maritime laws]
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Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Horn of Africa - The Horn of Africa is one of the most important hubs for maritime traffic in the world today. Raw goods, including oil, that are departing the nations of the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East must pass through this area in route to Europe and the West. Three-fourths of the Earth is covered in water and roughly eighty percent of global economic goods are transported via commercial maritime shippers. The volume of maritime trade is highly congested in this region. Ships must pass through either the Gulf of Aden and ultimately to the Mediterranean or proceed south from the Arabian Sea towards the southern trip of Africa via the Indian Ocean....   [tags: Maritime Traffic, International Security]
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Maritime Boundaries and Disputes on The Indian Ocean Region - The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is a complex environment, in which four continents border and many countries operate (Bhaskar & Kemp, 2011). Maritime security of the IOR is an extremely broad area of concern. It covers everything from terrorism, the physical security of ports and ships, right through to the security of energy resources into the future (Brewster, et al., 2013). The principal maritime security challenges of the IOR include maritime borders/ disputes, energy and mineral resources security, asymmetric threats and organised crime....   [tags: maritime security, mineral resources]
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Settlement in the Canadian Maritime Provinces - Introduction “New France was not merely the settlement of a few fur traders.” The Acadians were “a pastoral-like people who once formed a proud nation in a land called Acadia.” Although falling under the jurisdiction of “New France,” the Acadians governed separately than the rest of the country and were an independent entity within New France. Today, “the Acadians are the French speaking population of the Canadian Maritime provinces,” and these are the Acadians that were not displaced during the expulsions, under British rule....   [tags: New France, Canada, Acadia, Acadians]
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Maritime Boundary and Territorial Issues - Maritime boundary and territorial Issues Several ASEAN countries are engaged in maritime demarcation disputes with one another. The most important of these involve Thailand’s tense relationship with Myanmar, the Philippines’ dispute with Malaysia over the province of Sabah, the competing claims of the Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam in the South China Sea, territorial disputes between Malaysia and Indonesia and Malaysia and Thailand, and tension between Singapore and Malaysia. Maritime boundary demarcation has significant influence on ASEAN member states relation....   [tags: International Government ] 1961 words
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Settlement in the Canadian Maritime Provinces - “New France was not merely the settlement of a few fur traders; it was also a colony of Christ in the New World, even more a colony of Christ, or of the Church, than of France.” Due to the pious believers that inhabited New France, the country was run in a particular way, separating itself from France. Although falling under the jurisdiction of “New France,” the Acadians governed separately than the rest of the country and were a separate entity within New France. Today, “the Acadians are the French speaking population of the Canadian Maritime provinces,” and these are the Acadians that were not displaced during the expulsions, under British rule....   [tags: New France, Acadians, Port Royal, Canada]
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Terrorism and Maritime Security - 1 Introduction The word “terrorism” was first used during the French revolution. It defines as using force or threats against people . The definition of terrorism has to be examined more in depth-understanding in broader perspective, including historical background in order to avoid various legal systems and government agencies make their own definition and interpretation . The definition issue also happening in maritime community on classifying piracy and maritime terrorism. It does not include the purpose of attacking whether they were motivated by political goal, ideology, religion, independence or economic needs ....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Microeconomics of Maritime Shipping - Introduction Much of our modern day information about the Maritime economy has been primarily based on the historical happenings in the global economy. As world become ever more globalized and interlinked, maritime shipping is experiencing challenges as well as enjoying greater business opportunities. Maritime shipping is mainly the primary means of transporting parts and the finished goods around the world. Because shipping is such an old industry, with a history of continuous change, sometimes gradual and occasionally catastrophe, Time and again we find that shipping and trade will slipway from the economy and then magical reappear in some new voyages no other industry has played such a ce...   [tags: Shipping, Goods Transport]
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Maritime Eploration and Expansion - With the advent of maritime exploration the West changed with regards to economic, political and cultural influence. The Iberians were mainly Portugal and Spain kingdoms. These people became richer from trading, the wealthier you were the more power you had to change the political atmosphere and because they travelled they met other cultures. Foods they ate and the materials other cultures used to make things with were very interesting. When the West started to explore the Islamic world posed a threat so they wanted to find other ways to trade with the East....   [tags: Iberians, Informative] 1525 words
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Maritime Boundaries - After the cold war ended, the Asia Pacific Region witnessed new developments in ocean management, related to 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea (UNCLOS) and countries’ to claim ownership over maritime space and marine resources. Though the prospects of interstate wars are diminishing, inter-state tensions arising from extensive claims of maritime boundaries are common. As such, it became imperative for states to strengthen their navies and to deploy their naval missions beyond the territorial waters in order to secure their interests and sovereignty....   [tags: Navy] 1211 words
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Maritime Industry - Individual members of a business system are affected by changes observed by any other member of that system, the effect of which could be positive or negative. The Maritime Industry forms part of such a system. Changes in behaviour or policy impinge on dramatic variances in performance in a matter of days. The changes are not limited to that of 'International Maritime Policy' but also changes in other areas of business. There are varying opinions and arguments as regards the effect of such changes on The Maritime Industry and if changes in policy are necessary depending on the aforesaid effects....   [tags: Global Business, Regulations]
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The Effect of Climate Change on Maritime Zones - The Fourth IPCC Assessment Report shows high confidence that the world is warming. Small island countries, developing countries and Least Developed countries remain most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. For countries like the Marshall Island, with atoll islands situated just a few meters high from sea level, any uncontrolled sea-level rise has the potential to submerge land areas. Furthermore, climate change impacts could include increased tropical cyclone activities and coastal erosion....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Maritime Capabilties Case Study: The Falklands War - Background 1. Strategic setting. In the spring of 1982 United Kingdom (UK) launched its single largest naval task forces since World War II to recapture the Falkland Islands from the Argentinians. The war was precipitated by a long standing disagreement between the UK and Argentina over the sovereignty of the Falklands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. After protracted unsuccessful and confrontational diplomatic negotiations between the both nations, the Argentinians invaded the Falklands....   [tags: Falklands War]
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U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement - Introduction The U.S. Coast Guard is mandated to ensure and enforce border and maritime security. This critical component to national security plays a vital role in proactively engaging threats and illegal immigration to the United States. U.S. national security is a shared responsibility among all security agencies. Security related issues have been an elusive issue with many attacks directed towards the United States. While immigrants arriving through normal routes through railway, road, and air are easy to screen, arrivals through the sea has proven a challenging issue....   [tags: Immigration]
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Maritime Law - Maritime Law The value of many shipments depends upon fluctuations in the currency rates, freight, handling charges, and other expenses. By means of insurance protection will be provided to goods from any uncontrollable variables. A contract of Marine Insurance is defined by section 7 of the Marine Insurance Act of 1909 as: "A contract whereby the insurer undertakes to indemnify the assured, in manner and to the extent thereby agreed, against marine losses, that is to say, the losses incident to marine adventure." The purpose of marine insurance is to provide protection against financial loss for an amount, which is as close as possible to the actual loss recognized....   [tags: essays research papers] 819 words
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Good Order at Sea in the Asia-Pacific Region - Introduction The sea since long ago has been a precious sources to human kind for living and as a highway for commerce and war as well as a provider of food and other resources, supremacy of the sea was confined mainly to maritime powers as their national security policy, the concept of security has expanded from mainly military to the dimensions of political security, economic security, societal security and environmental security Now the sea is not for gaining supremacy but focusing in global trade, international shipping and maintaining the maritime security as the result of globalization ....   [tags: Maritime History ]
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History of Throgs Neck and Maritime College - History of Throgs Neck and Maritime College. “In September 1642, John Throgmorton , with 35 families applied to the Dutch authorities in Niew Amsterdam for permission to settle in. Permission was granted in October 1642, and the conlonists settled on the long neck lying south of what is Eastchester Bay today and named it Throgmorton’s Neck after their leader. By the time of the American Revolution, the name had been contracted to Throgg’s Neck. Throgmorton and his colony thrived for short time, for in the later part of 1643, the Siwanoy Indians attacked the colony and destroyed it....   [tags: essays research papers] 779 words
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The Nautical Pact Between Albania And Greece - The delimitation of the maritime border and the continental shelf is one of the most complicated and delicate issues of Albania. It is related to historical affairs, Albanian heritage, economic development, international relations and the exploitation of our maritime natural resources. This delimitation has a great influence on the security and international politics between the states that are included in this issue and most importantly in the security and the prosperity of the region. My research will focus on two important topics related to each other....   [tags: Maritime Issues]
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International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers(STCW) - Introduction Maritime trade and transport can be construed to be the oldest forms of globalisation and has since then grown into an industry. Currently over 90% of the world trade has been done by the maritime industry. Nations such as UK, US, China, Greece and the like have thrived on their maritime strength to become world powers. In order to make the industry, with its large scale and complexity, as efficient as possible there is a necessity for policy and governance. The industry spans over multiple jurisdictions where each jurisdiction have their own impact on the industry....   [tags: Maritime Industry, Rules & Regulations]
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Law of the Sea Convention - ... The vague notion of "equitable result" has also been interpreted. Firstly, equity is considered as regard to geographical considerations, mostly, the ones that are linked to the entitlement to a maritime zone. Secondly, the Court, for matters of convenience doesn't seek a strict equity but rather aims at a result that doesn't lead to an "inequitable result" . This distinction is important. It means that if the provisional line can provide an equitable result it can be kept at the final delimitation, as it has already been done in (find back the case!!)....   [tags: maritime, continental shelf, boundries] 2774 words
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Crimes of Piracy Against Ships in the Strait of Malacca (SOM) - Strategic overview The Strait of Malacca (SOM) is a major transoceanic route that connects the Pacific Ocean with the Indian Ocean enabling merchant vessels carrying cargo of various types to reduce their journey between these critical areas of commerce by over 500 miles. Currently, over 60,000 vessels pass through the strait each year providing a critical link between the east and west. It is estimated that over 1/3 of the worlds trade and nearly 1/2 of global crude oil supply pass through the strait each year....   [tags: Maritime Security, Armed Robbery]
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Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean - Overview What were the advantages and disadvantages of a land empire as opposed to a maritime empire. (The Earth and Its Peoples, 526) There are a few notable advantages and disadvantages of classical imperial rule. Many times, the disadvantages of such rule are the same as its advantages. The most obvious of the advantages come from the conquest itself – land and resource acquisition. Many times dominance can be difficult to spread over land, as the state’s population increases, so must the complexity of its rule....   [tags: Land, Maritime Empires, Advantages]
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Is Maritime Transportation Losing Out Its Competitive Advantage Over Other Modes Of Transportation Like Air And Road Transportation? - Abstract A sophisticated and widespread transportation mode is absolutely essential for the efficient mobility of passengers and goods. This report first investigates the various economical, cost and environmental factors specific to maritime transportation. This investigation includes a comparative analysis between maritime, land and air transport. Lastly, the growing demand in marine transportation and the multitude reasons that make shipping one of the most globalized industries in terms of freight transportation is examined....   [tags: Transportation Case Analysis] 1283 words
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Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach - One of the most significant cases in maritime law the last few years is the Fane Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach, Florida. This case went all the way to the United States Supreme Court and brought forth the issue of what is a vessel and what is not. Mr. Lozman owned a floating home which he brought to a marina owned by the city of Riviera beach. After being pursued by the city for not complying with paying docking fees, the city took a federal admiralty lawsuit against him. The City looked for compensation for their docking fee's and for damages for trespass....   [tags: maritime law, Florida, Supreme Court, docking fee]
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The Vanishing of The Mary Celeste Crew - The 280 ton half brigantine merchant ship named “Amazon” which passed through a number of owners became involved in several accidents over the space of a decade and eventually was auctioned at a New York salvage where it was purchased for $3,000. After repairs the ship was under American registry; it was later renamed “Mary Celeste” - the name of the Captains wife. The new captain, Benjamin Briggs set sail on November 7th 1872 from New York heading for Genoa, Italy. Onboard were the Captain, his wife, his young daughter and a crew of eight....   [tags: Maritime History] 930 words
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The Northwest Passage - The opening up of the north polar sea between 1815 and 1817 had prompted Barrow to propose a plan to send two expedition voyages, one in search of the Northwest Passage and the other to proceed from the sea of Spitzbergen towards the North Pole. Accordingly he sent the plan to the President and Council of the Royal Society which duly returned with their approval and the orders were issued by the Board of the Admiralty. Examining such interplay between scientific institutions, such as the Royal Society and the British Admiralty, one can see a well defined division of labour, in the collaboration between gentleman scientists at home and their field workers in the navy ship on voyages of explor...   [tags: Maritime History] 2391 words
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Carriage of Goods by Sea Summative Assessment - Carriage of goods by sea summative assessment 1. The introduction of incorporation clause The bill of lading under a charterparty is just a certificate of receipt for the charterer, the bill of lading is not to be seen as a contract of carriage of goods by sea due to the relationship between the shipowner and charterer under a charterparty. When the bill of lading issued by the shipowner is transferred to a third party by the charterer, the right-obligation relationship between the shipowner and the bill of lading indorsee will be effected by the international conventions that related to the bill of lading....   [tags: maritime shipping paperwork, procedures]
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How do Sharks Hunt? - ... The shark can also smell which direction the meal is in by which nostril picks up the scent first.” (Walden 2014) Under water there is another fight going on between predator and prey which is determining which one has better vision underwater. With developed methods for amplifying light in their eyes, sharks can even see at night hours even better than most night hunters like cats. Sharks can also see in murky or dirty water due to the membrane that makes their eyes more sensitive to light which is called the Tapetum Lucidum.” Sharks can also can determine the location of a prey by using the “Lateral lines” that runs down the side of the shark’s torso....   [tags: maritime biology, oceanography]
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Grace O’Malley - She could sail a ship from the time she could walk. When she was barely a teen, she took the wheel as captain of her first vessel. She spent her young life learning the ways of the sea. Who was this brave and courageous leader. Grace O’Malley. Ambitious and successful, Grace O’Malley accomplished many daring things throughout her life and changed the course of others. At the O’Malley castle on Clare Island in 1530, Grace O’Malley, also known as Gráinne Ní Maille or Granuaile, was born. As the only daughter of Eoghan O Maille, chieftain of the Mayo Clan, Grace often sailed with her father’s fleet on trading voyages (Murray par 1-2, León 60)....   [tags: Maritime History]
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The Maratime Rights Movement (Nova Scotia, Canada) - The Maratime Rights Movement (Nova Scotia, Canada) The Maritime Rights Movement is usually seen as part of the economic decline of post world war period in the Maritimes. The Maritimes were going through hard times, the depression was said to have started in the Maritimes ten years before the rest of Canada did in 1929. The Movement had the Maritimes economic and social needs as it's priorities. The Maritimes views were often contradictory to those of West and Central parts of Canada. The Movement strove to alleviate some of the stress on the Maritimes economy, especially in the midst of hard times after the war....   [tags: Canadian Canada History] 2791 words
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The history of Caesarea Maritima - “The king triumphed over nature and constructed a harbour…notwithstanding the totally recalcitrant nature of the site, he grappled with the difficulties so successfully, that the solidity of his masonry defiled the sea, while its beauty was such as if no obstacle had existed” (Little 106). In his remarkably detailed account, Josephus describes the exquisiteness and majesty of the harbor of Sebastos in the city of Caesarea Maritima. The harbor was built with such genius and beauty that, despite the complexity of the landscape, the structure seemed effortless....   [tags: mediterranean sea, archeology]
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The Life and Times of Sir Francis Drake - Sir Francis Drake was a key figure in English, Elizabethan, and maritime history. He played a huge part in showing that the world could be circumnavigated with relative safety as well as being pivotal in helping to break the "Iberian monopoly" or what is now known as the Spanish and Portuguese combined empires (Buisseret 243). It was because of his life, decisions, and influence that England became a large naval power, with largest contribution of that being the defeat of the Spanish Armada. People should know more about the life and events surrounding this great historical adventurer, explorer, buccaneer and pirate....   [tags: Elizabethan martime history]
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Europe and North American Transportation - Despite the importance of globalization, the international intermodal transport systems have seen increased scrutiny to support new freight, volume, and distance regulations when freight moves. The technological improvements continue to permit larger quantities of freight to be moved more efficiently. The intermodal transport systems are crucial to further globalization. However, the transport systems themselves are not necessarily the grounds for greater international trade. Therefore, international trade necessitates dissemination groundwork that can secure the trade between numerous partners....   [tags: politics, globalization]
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Chinese Strategy: A Turn to Mahan or a Practical Approach? - In the book Red Star Over the Pacific: China’s Rise and the Challenge of U.S. Maritime Strategy, the authors discuss their interpretation of Chinese strategy as it relates to the U.S. maritime power in the Western Pacific. Dr. Yoshihara and Dr. Holmes postulate that Chinese strategists have studied Alfred Thayer Mahan’s theories of sea power. He further expounds on “China’s ability to harness such power against others or to nullify the overbearing power adversaries hold in important sea areas.”1 The book continues by presenting an argument that Chinese strategist use a combination of Mahan and Mao Zedong to cover the strategic and operational levels of war for the ultimate purpose of buildi...   [tags: Diplomacy]
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The Revolutionary Period in America - The revolutionary period for what would become the United States is possibly one of the most important historical periods in American history. This period is marked by famous documents, famous politicians and famous battles. These are all very crucial to the history of the United States, but few realize the importance that the maritime industry played in the revolutionary and early national period. This could be because there is not great naval victory for the United States or any blatantly direct link between the maritime industry navy included, and the revolution or the policies that were derived from this period....   [tags: American History, Economy, Culture] 1182 words
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The Arctic's Climate - The Arctic climate is changing rapidly and the United States government is unprepared for the ensuing expansion of open water. The Quaternary Science Reviews supports the first point of my opening statement with the following quote, “Observations during the past several decades document substantial, accelerating retreat and thinning of the Arctic sea-ice cover. Based on climate simulations, the Arctic Ocean may become seasonally ice-free as early as around 2040” (Polyak et al., 2010). I hope to support the second point of my opening statement through the efforts of this project by using, “the eight structures that define thinking” (Elder & Paul, 2007, p....   [tags: environment, climate]
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Origins of Prehistoric People in North and South America - Introduction Researches on the beginnings of coastal adaptation and exploitation of maritime adaptations have been carried out by John Erlandson and colleagues. There are existing anthropological theories which are over 10, 000 BP but Erlandson believes that the societies of hunter-gather used aquatic resources and among them were popular terrestrial hunter-gatherers (Slaymaker, 2007). This has been challenging since it is difficult to define exactly constitutes of fully maritime culture. There is also the change in environment in which there are rise and fall of sea levels and erosion of coastal environments....   [tags: Clovis Theory, Kelp Highways]
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Eliminating Piracy in Somalia beings with Punishment - According to Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, only security and stability in Somalia will resolve the root causes of its current piracy problem. In order to have a fighting chance at constructing a secure and stable environment and eliminating Piracy altogether, there has to be an effective means of punishment to all who partake in the acts of piracy. There are many organization joining together to combat piracy, to include the United States, United Nations, international organizations, European Union’s Operation Atalanta, NATO’s Operations Allied Protector and Ocean Shield and Combined Maritime Forces’ Combined Task Force 151, but without judicial conseque...   [tags: International Crime]
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The Three Conferences: The Independence of Canada - The Dominion of Canada was not born out of nationalism or revolution.Prior to Canada’s Confederation, the Fathers of Confederation had numerous conferences and negotiations before officiating the independence of Canada. The first step to a build a nation was for all the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada to unite together as one nation in order to fulfill the dream of becoming a country. In this assignment, you will come across the three main conferences which were located in Charlottetown, Quebec and London that caused the birth of Canada’s nation....   [tags: quebec, london, resolutions]
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Piracy in Somalia - Attacks by pirates operating out of the waters off the coast of Somalia, a region in the Horn of Africa (HOA), have motivated changes in international maritime security, altered the global economy, and endangered mariners from across the globe. These attacks have involved several nations, to include the United States, and hindered several globally-supported humanitarian aid transports which deliver to some of the world's most at risk populations. I am going to explain how the piracy in Somalia originated, moved into and has begun to negatively affect the global economy, has caused positive changes in international maritime policies and procedures, and articulate how until the internal confl...   [tags: International Crime]
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Somali Piracy: The Rapidly Deteriorating Security Situation in Somalia and the Threat to US Interests - PIRACY IN SOMALIA The Rapidly Deteriorating Security Situation in Somalia and the Threat to US Interests The increasing violence and continued growth of piracy off the coast of Somalia has threatened international shipping in one of the world’s busiest shipping corridors and raised the awareness of maritime-based Islamist terrorism (Stevenson, 2010). Somali piracy threatens commercial shipping and poses a potentially significant threat to international peace and security. Pirates have threatened and seized many ships, contributing to a rise in shipping costs, insurance premiums, and impeded the delivery of food aid shipments....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]
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Culture and Community in The Giving Tree and The Bear That Wasn´t - To one, culture and community may seem that they are very similar. Yes, there are some similarities between the two, but if you further interpret them, they become more diverse. Culture is a set of rules and regulations, a heritage, the influence onto the way people act, the roles in society that people encounter, and can be quite manipulative. Community is what people experience on a personal level. Culture is about the whole environment, and the community is about the people within the culture, and their personal relationships....   [tags: cultural blinders, relationships, heritage] 992 words
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The Intelligence and National Security Architecture of the Republic of Korea - This essay will detail the intelligence and national security architecture of the Republic of Korea (ROK - South Korea). It will discuss how the current structures were developed and the effectiveness the ROK services and agencies, and thirdly it will look at key events that have led to reforms and restructuring of the system, and if those changes have produced better outcomes. In 1905 Korea became a protectorate of Imperial Japan following the Russo-Japanese war and in 1910 Japan annexed Korea as a colony....   [tags: International Government]
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Perspectives on Balance: Star Wars, and Lord of the Flies - The Balancing Act of Peace Balance is the ideal point of discussion in almost all debates. Balance depicts peace and harmony, but until it is achieved, chaos ensues. This chaos can rage for decades before being solved. In the Star Wars movies, the force and oneself are the things a Jedi must master. In Lord of the Flies, written by William Goldberg, Simon keeps the balance of the island until his untimely death. The real world is farther from being so clear cut of where balance can be achieved....   [tags: light, dark, balance]
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Advantages and Problems for a City Being a Transport Hub - Advantages and Problems for a city being a transport hub: from urban planning and governance perspective. Introduction Transportation hub is an agglomeration of different transport modes, such as maritime, road, rail and air transport. The role of transport hub brings a lot of benefits and adverse effect to the city, which will be discussed in the later part of this essay. There are common features of transport hub. Transport hubs are usually the growth poles of the nation and region where the flow of goods, people, capital and information are facilitated....   [tags: urban planning, governance]
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The Great Tuna Boat Chase and Massacre case - The Great Tuna Boat Chase and Massacre Case has Ecuador claiming that the United States is in violation of its 200-mile territorial sea. From it’s inception, Ecuador had accepted the customary three mile limit as the demarcation of its territorial waters. However, after 130 years, Juan Valdez achieved power in 1952. Under his regime, he proclaimed that the three mile boundary was never meant to be considered a fixed and unalterable boundary, and that historical practices as well as the natural features of the area justified a 200-mile territorial sea....   [tags: Conflict, Territorial Waters, Ecuador] 1255 words
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Abstract of Ballast Water Management Convention - Ship ballast water management is recognized one of the huge problem of international maritime society. To take and charge some harmful micro aquatic organisms and pathogens with in ballast water, these are delivered to some sea area in the world by ships and discharged. This was serious phenomenon on marine environment not only maritime society but also human society. International Maritime Organization (IMO) was adopted the new convention, International convention for the Control and Management of ship ballast water and sediment in 2004....   [tags: water management,]
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Defence White Paper 2009: Critical review - Australia is an island continent and the development of strategic defence policy must consider our geopolitical environment. Taking into consideration our geopolitical situation, Australia has always had a strong interest in the preservation of a powerful maritime ally in Asia. In more recent times Australia’s strategic environment has focused on the stability of Asia, particularly SE Asian underpinned by the continued US strategic maritime primacy in the region. The economic growth of the China has seen it develop into the largest economy in Asia and many believe on current trends China will surpass US as the largest economy by 2030....   [tags: Australian Defense Policy, Foreign Strategy]
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Exploration of Gower Peninsula - Exploration of Gower Peninsula Swansea is located on the beautiful Gower Peninsular, the UK's first designated 'area of outstanding natural beauty'. Although much of the city's architectural heritage was destroyed in war time bombing, its wide sandy beaches, spectacular coastal scenery, varied cultural events, lush parks, magnificent Maritime Quarter and medieval castles have preserved Swansea's place as a major vacation destina...   [tags: Papers] 1771 words
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