The region’s three most populous states, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, converge in a tri-border area with a complex political history and a long legacy of illicit maritime activity.

Specifically, the busiest shipping lanes globally take place in the Southeast Asian Archipelago.

According to the report, the Archipelago is the only one that combines the geographic and political complexity of this area, resulting it to be the world's most challenging maritime security environments.

The report addresses the most common factors of piracy, as:

  • Poor coastal economic welfare;
  • Rooted shadow economies;
  • Human trafficking;
  • Organized potitical violence against soft coastal and offshore targets.

Additionally, the report discusses how the above affect one another and their consequences in the shipping industry.

The approach results to a better-cooperation within and across governments, aiming to sustainability in maritime security.

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