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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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The Italian Navy and Fascist Expansionism, 1935-1940

The Italian Navy and Fascist Expansionism, 1935-1940

1st Edition

By Robert Mallett
September 01, 1998

Robert Mallett argues that the Duce's aggressive war against the Mediterranean powers, Britain and France, was to secure access to the world's oceans. Mussolini actively pursued the Italo-German alliance to gain a Fascist empire stretching from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean....

Austro-Hungarian Naval Policy, 1904-1914

Austro-Hungarian Naval Policy, 1904-1914

1st Edition

By Milan Vego
November 30, 1996

This unique and comprehensive account describes the interplay of internal and external factors in the emergence of the Austro-Hungarian Navy from a coastal defence force in 1904 to a respectable battle force capable of the joint operations with other Triple Alliance fleets in the Mediterranean by ...

The Road to Oran Anglo-French Naval Relations, September 1939-July 1940

The Road to Oran: Anglo-French Naval Relations, September 1939-July 1940

1st Edition

By David Brown
October 23, 2013

On 3 July 1940, soon after the collapse of the French front and France's request for an armistice, a reluctant Royal Navy commander opened fire on the French Navy squadron at Mers-el-Kebir. Some 1,300 French sailors lost their lives. The late David Brown's detailed account finally conveys an ...

Maritime Private Security Market Responses to Piracy, Terrorism and Waterborne Security Risks in the 21st Century

Maritime Private Security: Market Responses to Piracy, Terrorism and Waterborne Security Risks in the 21st Century

1st Edition

Edited By Patrick Cullen, Claude Berube
October 03, 2013

This book examines the evolution, function, problems and prospects of private security companies in the maritime sector. The private security industry continues to evolve after its renaissance over the past few decades, first in Africa, and later in Iraq and Afghanistan. Despite this, little ...

Naval Power and Expeditionary Wars Peripheral Campaigns and New Theatres of Naval Warfare

Naval Power and Expeditionary Wars: Peripheral Campaigns and New Theatres of Naval Warfare

1st Edition

Edited By Bruce A. Elleman, S.C.M. Paine
October 03, 2013

This book examines the nature and character of naval expeditionary warfare, in particular in peripheral campaigns, and the contribution of such campaigns to the achievement of strategic victory. Naval powers, which can lack the massive ground forces to win in the main theatre, often choose a ...

Sea Power and the Asia-Pacific The Triumph of Neptune?

Sea Power and the Asia-Pacific: The Triumph of Neptune?

1st Edition

Edited By Geoffrey Till, Patrick Bratton
October 03, 2013

With particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region, this book examines the rise and fall of sea powers. In the Asia-Pacific region there has been significant expansion of sea-based economies together with burgeoning naval power. Many claim that these processes will transform the world’s future ...

The Pen and Ink Sailor Charles Middleton and the King's Navy, 1778-1813

The Pen and Ink Sailor: Charles Middleton and the King's Navy, 1778-1813

1st Edition

By John E. Talbott
October 31, 1998

Examiner of the Navy and the First Lord of the Admiralty during the Trafalgar Campaign, Sir Charles Middleton was responsible for creating vital links between the naval shore establishment, policy makers in Whitehall and commanders at sea....

Naval Modernisation in South-East Asia Nature, Causes and Consequences

Naval Modernisation in South-East Asia: Nature, Causes and Consequences

1st Edition

Edited By Geoffrey Till, Jane Chan
August 01, 2013

This edited volume analyses the naval arms race in South-East Asia, and reviews the content, purposes and consequences of the naval policies and development of the main countries of the region. The rise of naval capability in the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region is increasingly recognised as a...

Far-flung Lines Studies in Imperial Defence in Honour of Donald Mackenzie Schurman

Far-flung Lines: Studies in Imperial Defence in Honour of Donald Mackenzie Schurman

1st Edition

Edited By Greg Kennedy, Keith Neilson
November 30, 1996

These studies show how the British Empire used its maritime supremacy to construct and maintain a worldwide defence for its imperial interests. They rebut the idea that British defence policy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was primarily concerned with the balance of power in Europe....

Technology and Naval Combat in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Technology and Naval Combat in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

1st Edition

By Phillips Payson O'Brien
June 05, 2007

This work examines how the navies of Great Britain, the USA, Germany, Japan, the Soviet Union, France and Italy confronted the various technological changes posed during different periods in the 20th century....

Greek Naval Strategy and Policy 1910-1919

Greek Naval Strategy and Policy 1910-1919

1st Edition

By Zisis Fotakis
November 28, 2012

A sharp analysis of Greek naval history in the 1910s, a time when the importance of its geographic position and its navy increased greatly. It explains the causes of these developments and their consequences for Greek national aims, the Mediterranean naval situation ...

Naval Strategy in Northeast Asia Geo-strategic Goals, Policies and Prospects

Naval Strategy in Northeast Asia: Geo-strategic Goals, Policies and Prospects

1st Edition

By Duk-Ki Kim
December 01, 1999

Over the past decade, Northeast Asia has been dominated by quite significant strategic change, which is ongoing and brings with it many uncertainties. naval capabilities in Northwest Asia are instrumental in promoting maritime security interests - helping to build a stable security environment ...

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