This series consists primarily of original manuscripts by research scholars in the general area of naval policy and history, without national or chronological limitations.
The U.S. Navy and the Rise of Great Power Competition Looking Beyond the Western Pacific
By James J. Wirtz, Jeffrey E. Kline, James A. Russell
January 23, 2024
This volume describes how technological and geo-political trends are rapidly transforming maritime affairs. A mix of original and previously published material, the volume describes how 21st-century great power competition is changing the face of naval operations in general, and US Navy operations ...
By John Hattendorf, Geoffrey Till
October 24, 2023
This book offers a new edition of Henry Maydman’s work Naval Speculations with a detailed commentary by two leading experts on its importance to the naval issues of the 21st century. Written at a revolutionary and troubling time, Maydman’s 1691 book offers an analysis of the state of the Royal Navy...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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....
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 ...
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 ...
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; ...