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dc.contributor.advisorBorer, Douglas
dc.contributor.authorIheme, Chuks Onwumere
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:40:39Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:40:39Z
dc.date.issued2008-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4127
dc.description.abstractThe Gulf of Guinea (GoG) sub-region has large deposits of hydrocarbons and other natural resources. There is now a stiff international competition among industrialized nations including the United States, some European countries, China, Japan, and India that are looking for new, safer, and more reliable sources of energy as a result of the Middle East crisis. Extra-regional competitions for oil, while boosting the economy of the sub-region have also exposed the area to increased security risks. Subregional resources and potential are presently being undermined by multifaceted domestic, sub-regional and international threats and vulnerabilities. These challenge the sub-regional states, including Nigeria, with limited capacity for maritime security. Assessment of sub-regional naval forces based on their Order of Battle, shows that most of the navies cannot police beyond their territorial waters. This study presents an integrated collective maritime security strategy for the sub-region. The strategy proposes measures to protect the maritime environment from unauthorized use and to develop member states' capabilities to deal with the emerging security threats. Additionally, it would encourage collaboration with extra-regional powers and oil majors in efforts to transform naval capabilities and improve interoperability to meet the challenges of the changing security threats within the sub-regional maritime domain.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/securitychalleng109454127
dc.format.extentxvi, 71 p. : col. map ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.subject.lcshPetroleum industry and tradeen_US
dc.subject.lcshNigeriaen_US
dc.subject.lcshPolitical aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshGuinea, Gulf ofen_US
dc.subject.lcshMerchant marineen_US
dc.subject.lcshSecurity measuresen_US
dc.subject.lcshAfrica, Westen_US
dc.subject.lcshAfrica, Centralen_US
dc.titleSecurity challenges in the Gulf of Guinea sub-region strategy for Nigeriaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLawson, Letitia
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceNigerian Navy author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc244569889
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US


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