Mr. Carmel, senior vice president with Maersk Line, Limited, is an experienced merchant ship master and a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia’s Old Dominion University. His research interests include trade, conflict, and Arctic regional issues.

Articles by Stephen M. Carmel

National Maritime Museum

The Big Myth of Somali Pirates

By Stephen M. Carmel
December 2010
The real danger of piracy—at worst, an irritant to shippers—is its potential to distract us from what is in our national interest.