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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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Piracy in Southeast Asia Trends, Hot Spots and Responses

Piracy in Southeast Asia: Trends, Hot Spots and Responses

1st Edition

Edited By Carolin Liss, Ted Biggs
June 28, 2018

This book combines multi-disciplinary ethnographic and theoretical approaches to examine piracy in Southeast Asia and the regional and international responses to this threat. During the piracy boom of the early to mid-2000s, the issue of piracy in Southeast Asia received substantial academic ...

US Naval Strategy and National Security The Evolution of American Maritime Power

US Naval Strategy and National Security: The Evolution of American Maritime Power

1st Edition

By Sebastian Bruns
September 22, 2017

This book examines US naval strategy and the role of American seapower over three decades, from the late 20th century to the early 21st century. This study uses the concept of seapower as a framework to explain the military and political application of sea power and naval force for the United ...

Modern Maritime Piracy Genesis, Evolution and Responses

Modern Maritime Piracy: Genesis, Evolution and Responses

1st Edition

By Robert C. McCabe
September 15, 2017

This book examines the complex phenomena of modern maritime piracy. The work offers a cutting-edge analysis of modern maritime piracy in the two most pirate-prone regions – southeast Asia and northeast Africa – from the late twentieth century to the modern day. These case studies present a detailed...

India's Naval Strategy and Asian Security

India's Naval Strategy and Asian Security

1st Edition

Edited By Anit Mukherjee, C. Raja Mohan
July 13, 2017

This book examines India’s naval strategy within the context of Asian regional security. Amidst the intensifying geopolitical contestation in the waters of Asia, this book investigates the growing strategic salience of the Indian Navy. Delhi’s expanding economic and military strength has generated ...

Operational Warfare at Sea Theory and Practice

Operational Warfare at Sea: Theory and Practice

2nd Edition

By Milan Vego
June 27, 2017

This work explains and critically examines the main theoretical aspects of operational warfare at sea. It utilizes diverse examples from naval history, ranging from the ancient era to the present day, to offer a comprehensive description and analysis of the key components of operational warfare at...

Maritime Strategy and Sea Control Theory and Practice

Maritime Strategy and Sea Control: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

By Milan Vego
May 25, 2017

This book focuses on the key naval strategic objectives of obtaining and maintaining sea control. During times of war, sea control, or the ability of combatants to enjoy naval dominance, plays a crucial role in that side’s ability to attain overall victory. This book explains and analyzes in much ...

Chinese Grand Strategy and Maritime Power

Chinese Grand Strategy and Maritime Power

1st Edition

By Thomas M. Kane
December 22, 2014

This challenging new book argues that the People's Republic of China is pursuing a long-term strategy to extend its national power by sea....

Naval Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Operations Stability from the Sea

Naval Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Operations: Stability from the Sea

1st Edition

Edited By James J. Wirtz, Jeffrey A. Larsen
December 18, 2015

This edited volume explores stability, security, transition and reconstruction operations (SSTR), highlighting the challenges and opportunities they create for the US Navy. The book argues that SSTR operations are challenging because they create new missions and basing modes, and signal a return ...

Maritime Diplomacy in the 21st Century Drivers and Challenges

Maritime Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Drivers and Challenges

1st Edition

By Christian Le Mière
September 16, 2015

  This book aims to redefine maritime diplomacy for the modern era. Maritime diplomacy encompasses a spectrum of activities, from co-operative measures such as port visits, exercises and humanitarian assistance to persuasive deployment and coercion. It is an activity no longer confined to just ...

British Naval Strategy East of Suez, 1900-2000 Influences and Actions

British Naval Strategy East of Suez, 1900-2000: Influences and Actions

1st Edition

Edited By Greg Kennedy
July 20, 2015

This new collection of essays by a panel of established international scholars sheds new light on what some of those influences were and what actions were taken as a result of Britain's Far Eastern commitments. Not only are new evidence and approaches to those issues addressed presented, but new ...

Britain's Anti-submarine Capability 1919-1939

Britain's Anti-submarine Capability 1919-1939

1st Edition

By George Franklin
March 31, 2015

Britain's Anti-Submarine Capability, 1919-1939 is the first unified study of the development of Britain's anti-submarine capability between the armistice in 1919 and the onset of the second world German submarine attack on Britain's maritime trade in 1939. Well researched and yet accessibly written...

Imperial Defence, 1868-1887

Imperial Defence, 1868-1887

1st Edition

Edited By John Beeler
March 31, 2015

The technical transformation of the Royal Navy during the Victorian era posed many design, tactical and operational problems for administrators from the 1830s onwards. The switch from sail to steam required the creation of a system of defended coaling stations and a greater infrastructure....

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