Piracy in the Malacca Straits: Pirates Likely to Bring Quick End to Historic Trade Route

BY ON 09 Oct 2013

For centuries the Malacca Straits has been an important trade route and the role it has played in the global trade network is monumental. It was spices, camphor, porcelain, silk,

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