Assessing Maritime Power in the Asia-Pacific: The Impact of American Strategic Re-Balance, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Assessing Maritime Power in the Asia-Pacific

The Impact of American Strategic Re-Balance, 1st Edition

By Greg Kennedy, Harsh V. Pant


242 pages

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Leading academics from around the world, who specialize in analysing maritime strategic issues, deliberate the impact of the American 'pivot' or 're-balance' strategy, and the 'Air-Sea Battle' operational concept, on the maritime power and posture of a number of selected states. Intending to strengthen US economic, diplomatic, and security engagement throughout the Asia-Pacific, both bilaterally and multilaterally, the re-balance stands out as one of the Obama administration's most far-sighted and ambitious foreign policy initiatives.


’This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the different perspectives of nations with a key interest in the emerging strategic environment of the Asia-Pacific as they seek to come to terms with the always complex and often fraught relationship between China and the United States.’ James Goldrick, Australian National University, Australia

About the Authors

Greg Kennedy is Professor of Strategic Foreign Policy, and the Director of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies, at the Defence Studies Department, King’s College London, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College in Shrivenham. Harsh V Pant is Professor of International Relations in Defence Studies Department and the India Institute at King’s College London. He is also an Associate at the Center for Science and Security Studies and an Adjunct Fellow with the Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC.

About the Series

Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies Series

Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies Series
The Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies Series is the publishing platform of the Corbett Centre. Drawing on the expertise and wider networks of the Defence Studies Department of King's College London, and based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College in the UK Defence Academy, the Corbett Centre is already a leading centre for academic expertise and education in maritime and naval studies. It enjoys close links with several other institutions, both academic and governmental, that have an interest in maritime matters, including the Developments, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC), the Naval Staff of the Ministry of Defence and the Naval Historical Branch. The centre and its publishing output aims to promote the understanding and analysis of maritime history and policy and to provide a forum for the interaction of academics, policy-makers and practitioners. Books published under the eagis of the Corbett Centre series reflect these aims and provide an opportunity to stimulate research and debate into a broad range of maritime related themes. The core subject matter for the series is maritime strategy and policy, conceived broadly to include theory, history and practice, military and civil, historical and contemporary, British and international aspects. As a result this series offers a unique opportunity to examine key issues such as maritime security, the future of naval power, and the commercial uses of the sea, from an exceptionally broad chronological, geographical and thematic range. Truly interdisciplinary in its approach, the series welcomes books from across the humanities, social sciences and professional worlds, providing an unrivalled opportunity for authors and readers to enhance the national and international visibility of maritime affairs, and provide a forum for policy debate and analysis.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Oceania
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General