Some time ago, I gave an interview to the German Maritime Centre (Deutsches Maritimes Zentrum) which is a good summary of my research work over the past couple of years. It is now available on the website, unfortunately only in German.
For those who can’t read German, Google Translate usually does a pretty good job to get the main points. In a nutshell, I am talking about the fact that maritime security should not be used as a synonym for seapower or naval power projection. In combination with economic factors, maritime security has a very different meaning for most countries around the world. At the same time, it is possible to calculate the benefits of investments into better security – and better law enforcement – at sea.