My favorite article on piracy was Virginia Lunsford's "What Makes Piracy Work?" in the December 2008 Proceedings. In fact, it has helped frame the mindset and history of the enemy for all the operators in the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's (MEU) Maritime Raid Force.
Another favorite treatment of the topic was April 2010's "Saunas, Massages Help Swedish Sailors Hunt Pirates" by Katharine Houreld for the Associated Press. In it, she explains life on board HMS Carlkrona and gives a peek into a day in the life of a Scandinavian pirate huntsman.
I'm not really sure what Ms. Houreld wanted me to take away from her piece, but I think it had something to do with the Swedish Navy being a lot of fun. It described video-game centers, crew-life antics, traditions, the quality of the daily fresh-baked breads and pastries, saunas, and massages provided by Swedish nurses. It all just seems so ridiculous.