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Piracy Remains Threat in Southeast Asia

Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Washington and its allies feared militants could inflict global economic devastation with a high seas assault in the Malacca Strait in Southeast Asia — one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. More than four years later, analysts say tougher law enforcement in the region has helped contain the threat of piracy in the strait, which lies between Indonesia’s Sumatra island and Malaysia and Singapore. Still, vulnerabilities remain. Full Story

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