Last we looked at the WALL STREET JOURNAL, they seemed to favor a solution to piracy that consisted solely of hanging every pirate on the yardarm. (In fact, Bret Stephens called exactly for that today.)
Other approaches are being considered, however, and with predictable sadness these other opinions are not coming out of the West. Essays by both Rami G. Khouri, editor-at-large of THE DAILY STAR and syndicated columnist via Agence Global, and Arthur Bowring of the Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association (which surprisingly, got carried on WSJ.com) both recognize that a solution must take into account conditions onshore in Somalia. Without that part of the puzzle looked at, the sweet trade’s unlikely to subside soon.