Peter Fromuth, frm. State Dept. Official | December 4, 2008
A new strategy to tackle Somali piracy has become imperative. ++ A blockade with patrolling naval ships at each major port has the best hope of counteracting the pirates' wealth and anonymity ++ Customary international law can be exercised to allow states to use force against pirates on the high seas. ++ A clear UNSC mandate would also facilitate cohesive action from EU and a multinational flotilla in the area. ++ A blockade must be seriously considered by the UN as a means of shutting down Somali piracy once and for all.