Recent pirate attacks on U.S.-flagged ships have thrust the issue of Somali piracy into the spotlight and prompted U.S. President Barack Obama to vow to "halt the rise of piracy." David Shinn, a former ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, discusses how the U.S. can approach Somalia given its poor reputation in the African country.
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Another American ship came under attack by Somali pirates on Tuesday, though the crew managed to hold them off. Bronwyn Bruton of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses Somalia's onshore instability, American options for dealing with piracy and how pirates are regarded inside Somalia.
After the rescue of an American ship captain, Barry Parker, a writer and a maritime consultant, discusses the continuing piracy problem and what can be done about it.
Carol Giacomo of The New York Times and Walter Russell Mead of the Council on Foreign Relations discuss the week's top stories: The continuing threat of piracy from Somalia's failed state, the terror threat in Britain and Europe and the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea.
As hostage negotiators work to free U.S. Captain Richard Phillips from a group of Somali pirates, Barry Parker, a writer and a maritime consultant, discusses the pirates' operation and how best to deter the growing problem of piracy.
Pirates in the waters off the coast of Somalia seized an American-flagged ship and took American hostages, before the crew successfully regained control -- though the ship's captain reportedly was still being held hostage late Wednesday. Barry Parker, a writer and maritime consultant, discusses piracy, an enormous and expensive international threat.
Eric Rosand of the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation discusses how President Barack Obama's approach to counterterrorism will differ from that of the previous administration and the major terror threats that the U.S. faces.
Todd Moss of the Center for Global Development discusses whether President Barack Obama will make major changes to U.S. policy toward Africa and what approach the new president should take.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses Somalia's new leader, a moderate Islamist who was driven out of power by Ethiopian forces only a few years ago.