Danish Defence Research Database


In Quarantine: the impact of maritime special forces on short-term stabilization in conflict-ridden states when Western intervention is ruled out, Puntland, 2009-2017, Libya 2011-2017

Project: Types of projects

The aim of the project is to explore and explain the strategic effects maritime special forces (MSF) have on stability in fragile states in a littoral environment. The orthodoxy among researchers are to state that solutions to piracy or sea migration ‘lay on land’, which means building capable and legitimate local authorities.

However, this project examines cases where Western interventions were not politically feasible, by examining how the MSF supported locally based stability initiatives and conveyed the political intentions of the Western powers.

    Controlled Keywords

  • Africa
  • Maritime Operations
  • Special operations
  • Piracy
  • Stabilization operations
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