Upcoming Events

[Asan Dosirak Lecture Series with Experts]

Bridget L. Coggins, “Maritime Piracy in Northeast Asia: Assessing Costs and Enhancing Security”
Date / Time: Friday, December 27, 2013 / 10:30am-1:00pm
Venue: Conference Room (2F), The Asan Institute for Policy Studies

To register for this event, please send your name, position, and affiliation to Mr. John Lee at jhlee@asaninst.org.


Maritime security in Northeast Asia has been consumed with territorial disputes in recent months, but other, non-traditional maritime threats also deserve attention. As the threat of piracy in the Gulf of Aden in North Africa has receded, maritime hot spots closer to home have reemerged in the Straits of Malacca and the South China Sea. Further, piracy’s adverse effects result in shipping delays, decreased freight and crew security, increased insurance rates, increased illicit trafficking, and losses due to ransoms and hijackings. In this presentation Dr. Bridget Coggins will detail the global patterns of maritime piracy; describe what is at stake for Korea and its neighbors; and offer potential strategies to limit Korea’s exposure to risk and defend against piracy at sea.

Speaker Biography

Bridget L. Coggins is the Asan-CFR Fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Coggins served as an Assistant Professor of Government at Dartmouth College for seven years. Her interests lie at the intersection of domestic conflict and international relations. Her work has explored secessionism, maritime piracy, terrorism and insurgency, rebel diplomacy, and the economics of sovereignty. Her first book, Power Politics and State Formation in the 20th Century is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in 2014. Her research also appears or is forthcoming in Foreign Policy, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, and at various university presses. She received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota and Ph.D. from Ohio State University.