Dr. Ralby is a leading expert on maritime law and security around the world. He is CEO of I.R. Consilium, which provides advice and assistance on maritime and resource security, and is former adjunct professor at the Department of Defense’s Africa Center for Strategic Studies.

Articles by Ian Ralby

A Djiboutian Coast Guard sailor prepares to board an Indian frigate during Cutlass Express 2019.

Africa-to-Africa Maritime Engagement

By Ian Ralby
April 2020
"Capacity building” used to mean North Americans and Europeans telling Africans how to secure, govern, and develop their waters. Now a new phenomenon is taking hold: Africa-to-Africa capacity building.