Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents is a series that provides primary source documents and expert commentary on various topics in the worldwide effort to combat terrorism. Among the documents collected are transcripts of Congressional testimony, reports by such federal governmentbodies as the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO), United Nations Security Council resolutions, reports and investigations by the United Nations Secretary-General and other dedicated UN bodies, and case law from the U.S. and around the globe coveringissues related to terrorism. Most volumes carry a single theme, and inside each volume the documents appear within topic-based categories. The series also includes a subject index and other indices that guide the user through this complex area of the law.Volume 125, Piracy and International Maritime Security - Developments Through 2011, builds upon the maritime security issues presented previously in Volume 112 to detail the most recent initiatives at the multinational, regional, and domestic levels towards eradicating the maritime security threatstemming from piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia. Professor Kristen Boon has organized and framed investigative reports by the UN Secretary-General, UN Security Council Resolutions, documents by UN bodies and NGOs, and international caselaw in order to detail efforts by the globalcommunity, including the UN's Contact Group on Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia, towards ending the immediate threat of piracy and armed robbery off the Somali Coast while also addressing its underlying causes.