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Cass Series: Naval Policy and History


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This series consists primarily of original manuscripts by research scholars in the general area of naval policy and history, without national or chronological limitations. 

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African Navies Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

African Navies: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Timothy Stapleton
November 11, 2022

This edited volume focuses on aspects of the understudied theme of African sea-power, including African navies and the engagement of non-African navies with the continent. Africa possesses 48,000 kilometers of coastline, comprising 38 out of 54 of the continent’s states and several strategic choke...

Maritime Gray Zone Operations Challenges and Countermeasures in the Indo-Pacific

Maritime Gray Zone Operations: Challenges and Countermeasures in the Indo-Pacific

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Andrew S Erickson
October 21, 2022

This book addresses the issues raised by Chinese and North Korean maritime ‘gray zone’ activities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. For years, China has been harassing its neighbors in South China Sea and East China Sea, employing both coast guard and maritime militia forces, in the name of ...

How to Grow a Navy The Development of Maritime Power

How to Grow a Navy: The Development of Maritime Power

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Geoffrey Till
September 02, 2022

This book examines the large but neglected topic of the development of maritime power from both an historical and a contemporary point of view. Navies have never been more important than they are now, in a century becoming, as widely expected, increasingly and profoundly maritime. The growing ...

Navies in Multipolar Worlds From the Age of Sail to the Present

Navies in Multipolar Worlds: From the Age of Sail to the Present

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Kennedy, Evan Wilson
May 06, 2022

Recent challenges to US maritime predominance suggests a return to great power competition at sea, and this new volume looks at how navies in previous eras of multipolarity grappled with similar challenges. The book follows the theme of multipolarity by analysing a wide range of historical and ...

Exercising Control of the Sea Theory and Practice

Exercising Control of the Sea: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

By Milan Vego
April 29, 2022

This book explains both the strategic and the operational aspects of exercising control of the sea. The struggle for sea control consists of three mutually related and overlapping phases: obtaining, maintaining and exercising sea control. It is in the phase of exercising sea control when one’s ...

Royal Navy Strategy in the Far East 1919-1939 Planning for War Against Japan

Royal Navy Strategy in the Far East 1919-1939: Planning for War Against Japan

1st Edition

By Andrew Field
July 02, 2004

Between the ending of the Great War and the start of the Second World War in 1939, the Royal Navy remained the largest in the world. But with the League of Nations seeming to offer a solution to all future conflicts, a country weary of war and without an obvious enemy there seemed no need for a ...

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament 1942-1947

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament 1942-1947

1st Edition

By Chris Madsen
February 27, 1998

After the bitter lessons of German self-disarmament in 1919, Britain was far more alert and focused when it came to overseeing the disarmament of Germany's naval forces after World War II. This book shows how well-prepared the British were second time around....

Chinese Maritime Power in the 21st Century Strategic Planning, Policy and Predictions

Chinese Maritime Power in the 21st Century: Strategic Planning, Policy and Predictions

1st Edition

By Hu Bo
September 11, 2019

This book analyses China’s maritime strategy for the 21st century, integrating strategic planning, policy thinking and strategic prediction. This book explains the construction and application of China's military, political, economic and diplomatic means for building maritime power, and ...

India-China Maritime Competition The Security Dilemma at Sea

India-China Maritime Competition: The Security Dilemma at Sea

1st Edition

Edited By Rajesh Basrur, Anit Mukherjee, T.V. Paul
May 14, 2019

This edited volume critically examines the concept of the “security dilemma” and applies it to India–China maritime competition. Though frequently employed in academic discussion and popular commentary on the Sino-Indian relationship, the term has rarely been critically analysed. The volume ...

Maritime Strategy and Sea Denial Theory and Practice

Maritime Strategy and Sea Denial: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

By Milan Vego
December 13, 2018

This book focuses on the theory and practice of maritime strategy and operations by the weaker powers at sea. Illustrated by examples from naval and military history, the book explains and analyzes the strategies of the weaker side at sea in both peacetime and wartime; in defense versus offense; ...

The Royal Navy and Nuclear Weapons

The Royal Navy and Nuclear Weapons

1st Edition

By Richard Moore
August 07, 2015

This work examines British thinking about nuclear weapons in the period up to about 1970, looking at the subject through the eyes of the Royal Navy, in the belief that this can offer new insights in this field. The author argues that the Navy was always sceptical about nuclear weapons, both on ...

Seapower A Guide for the Twenty-First Century

Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-First Century

4th Edition

By Geoffrey Till
June 29, 2018

This is the fourth, revised and updated, edition of Geoffrey Till's Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-first Century. The rise of the Chinese and other Asian navies, worsening quarrels over maritime jurisdiction and the United States’ maritime pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region reminds us ...

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