Governance and Management Review, Vol 1, No 1 (2016)

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Maritime Security Governance: Pakistan Perspective

Mohid Iftikhar


Pakistan’s strategic importance in the maritime domain has been at the center of debate. Particularly with the on-going development “Port of Gwadar” and how it may emerge a new economic architecture in the region and globally. However, the broader significance lies in the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR) initiative by China that includes Port of Gwadar under China Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC), aiming to strengthen regional connectivity. The purpose of this study is to examine the need to strengthen maritime security governance, particularly in reference to Port of Gwadar and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. In turn this study adapts an analytic and descriptive approach for assessing theoretical and empirical evidence to measure significance of maritime security governance and how it may be affected by current challenges in the seas. Further, frameworks under international relations; regionalism, constructivism and critical security studies approach support the core argument “strengthening maritime security governance”. The major finding of this study is evident through collective security and how effective it has been in eradicating crimes in the seas. The major implication of this paper is for both policy makers and academia to view maritime security governance as a coherent approach towards security and cooperation. 

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