Pirates of the Indian Ocean: On Modern Piracy and the Implications for International Law

Bridging the chasm between Hollywood storytelling and real world issues is often predicated on a choice by the audience to suspend disbelief. In the case of the 2013 film, Captain Phillips, this internal dilemma could be as minute as, “Wow, Forrest Gump hasn’t aged well” or as pedantic as, “This film really over-simplifies maritime security…

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