This week’s episode of the Irregular Warfare Podcast features our Maritime Irregular Warfare (IW) Special Project by examining two case studies of IW at sea.
Our guests begin by discussing the Cod Wars, which was a protracted maritime conflict between Iceland and the United Kingdom. They then explore how Icelandic maritime forces were able to secure a strategic victory against the much more powerful British Royal Navy. Next, our guests discuss how sub-state actors, like Sea Shepherd, are capable of disrupting illegal fishing and supporting coastal states in enforcing maritime law. Finally, our guests conclude by addressing how countries can work with NGOs to uphold international norms in the maritime domain.
Mr. Kevin Bilms is a career civil servant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, a non-resident fellow of the Joint Special Operations University and IWI, and a term member with the Council on Foreign Relations. His article entitled, “The Cod Wars and Lessons for Maritime Counterinsurgency,” serves as the anchor for Episode 91.
Dr. Claude Berube teaches at the US Naval Academy and has worked on Capitol Hill and several Navy commands. He is a retired Navy Commander and is the author of several non-fiction books as well as novels including recently released The Philippine Pact.
Ben Jebb and Lisa Munde are the hosts for this episode. Lisa is the director of IWI’s Project Maritime. Please reach out to Ben and Julia with any questions about this episode or the Irregular Warfare Podcast.
The Irregular Warfare Podcast is a production of the Irregular Warfare Initiative (IWI). We are a team of volunteers dedicated to bridging the gap between scholars and practitioners in the field of irregular warfare. IWI generates written and audio content, coordinates events for the IW community, and hosts critical thinkers in the field of irregular warfare as IWI fellows. You can follow and engage with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or LinkedIn.
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