Editor’s Picks, December 30 – January 3

The best of the Internet on maritime resources and sovereignty for late December and early January.

It’s year-end roundup time! Piracy dropped in 2013, Arctic and East China Sea issues heat up, and maritime security is an increasingly high priority. Also, a SAISer in the news.

What can anti-piracy measures in the nineteenth century can teach us about cybersecurity? [Slate]

Piracy in 2013 dropped to its lowest levels since 2007. [Financial Times]

Canada wants to expand its nautical border in the Arctic. [The Wall Street Journal]

Good moments in 2013 Arctic news: indigenous peoples gain a foothold, environmental discussions gain traction. [Alaska Dispatch]

ASEAN countries are shoring up their navies to help trade and minimize the effects of choke points. [The Diplomat]

Do China’s recent maneuvers and overtures towards Bangladesh threaten India’s security? [Forbes]

2014 has already seen “weirdness” in the East China Sea. [The Diplomat]

The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Environment and Water has placed new limits on fishing methods and mechanisms in an attempt to restore depleted fish stocks. [The National]

China’s Antarctic efforts are part of a plan to make China a “scientific power.” [Business Week]

Yaniv Barzilai ’13, a State Department Foreign Service officer, discusses the lessons of the U.S. special operations force’s failure to capture Osama bin Laden in 2001. [The Daily Beast]

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