Small Boats, Weak States, Dirty Money: Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Modern World
Martin N. Murphy. New York, NY: Columbia University Press/Hurst Publishers Ltd., 2009. 288 pp. $60.
Reviewed by Rear Admiral Chris Parry, CBE, Royal Navy (Retired)
Despite modern technologies and international conventions, the sea, with its unregulated, anarchic character and conflicting or poorly exercised jurisdictions, continues to offer varying levels
of security. It also provides many opportunities for rogue states and individuals to conduct various forms of predation at sea and to exploit weaknesses and erode confidence in the international system.