The international community faced with sea piracy

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Piracy is an economic and a human phenomenon with a limited impact, compelling fancy more than reason. Out of some three hundred pirate attacks in 2008, eleven crew members were killed within one year, that is to say a quarter of the people murdered each day in the United States. Piracy, an insignificant event from both economic and human perspectives, is an amazing political and legal phenomenon, a high-voltage arc between the rich and the poor, those two opposite poles of our world both on land and at sea. The international community decided to strengthen its efforts at sea against piracy off the Somali coast, although it was aware that this ailment was the symptom of a deep and serious inland crisis. While this deployment did have some positive effect, the international community has failed, despite an impressive naval deployment, to suppress the consequences at sea of the unrest on land.