If you are a journalist looking for background on maritime security issues for an article, a feature film or a similar piece then please feel free to get in touch. I may not always be in a position to provide you with detailed information but I can at least give you some ideas and, more importantly, contacts.

Furthermore, I am regularly contributing articles and op-eds on maritime security, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. These have been published by general news outlets as well as in special interest magazines, including:

  • Agence France-Presse
  • BBC World News
  • Lloyd’s List
  • Newsweek
  • Reuters
  • Ship & Offshore
  • The Conversation
  • Tradewinds
  • Voice of America
  • Wall Street Journal

Please contact me with any further enquiries or interview requests. My research areas include:

  • piracy and armed robbery at sea
  • the evolution of private maritime security companies
  • ports and maritime trade in Africa
  • offshore oil and gas exploration and production
  • illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing

Some more details on my research can be found here.