Maritime Security Issues in Southeast Asia, An Indonesian Perspective

Nugroho Wisnumurti


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17304/ijil.vol6.3.206

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Abstract


In this globalize world the new threats to security are civil violence, transnational organized crime, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, poverty, deadly infectious disease and environmental degradation. Transnational Organized Crime emerges into a serious threat to national and international security and stability with an increasingly adverse economic and social impact on States and civil society. This paper will discuss maritime security issues relevant to the situation in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia and in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. This article will focus on trafficking in persons in the context of maritime security and its challenges in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. Moreover, it will also discuss Indonesia’s effort to address those issues at the national and regional level.




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