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Breaking News: US warship approaching pirate vessel

CNN is reporting:
A U.S. warship arrived before dawn Thursday near a 28-foot lifeboat holding four pirates and the kidnapped captain of a U.S.-flagged cargo ship, officials said.
Also nearby was the Maersk Alabama — which had been seized early Wednesday off the Horn of Africa. All 20 of its remaining crew members were in good physical shape, said Ken Quinn, second …

Breaking News: Crew of US vessel seized by pirates reportedly back in control of ship

Bloomberg  is reporting:
The American crew of a container ship seized by pirates off the coast of Somalia regained control today to end what may have been the first hijacking of a U.S. vessel in four years of attacks.
One pirate may still be on the ship, held by the crew of 20, and the others have left, said a U.S. defense …

Security Council Adopts Resolution on Somali Pirates

The operative paragraphs of Security Council Resolution 1846 provide:
Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,
1.  Reiterates that it condemns and deplores all acts of piracy and armed robbery against vessels in territorial waters and the high seas off the coast of Somalia;
2.¬† Expresses its concern over the finding contained in the 20 November 2008 report of …


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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Commentary and analysis at the intersection of international law and politics.