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 through active participation in regional naval co-operation. This landmark book explores the region's maritime peace and stability, and examines in depth the strategic, military and apolitical issues that underpin any effort to develop maritime co-operation.
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"Commande r Kim does an excellent job of outlining the regional naval arms build-up and the territorial and boundary disputes" impact upon the geo-strategic environment. He addresses not only the traditional security concerns but also the more non-traditional, including pollution, piracy, and marine resources … .
Naval Strategy in Northeast Asia is a well documented and informative study on an important topic that has largely been ignored until the late 1990s … Duk-Ki Kim makes a genuine contribution to understanding of this complex issue area and proposes possible policy options for the Northeast Asian maritime security environment."
Naval Review, July 2000
"A most welcome primer on maritime strategy in North-east Asia. … The book benefits from the unique perspective of a regular serving officer experienced in the region."
International Journal of Maritime History
"This book holds much to interest the naval historians, as it tells, in an informative and lively manner, the everday story of an officer and crew od one of the many destroyers involved in the Pacific War… an excellent book which is both theroretically sound and practically extremely useful and constructive…It deserves a place on the bookshelves of all who have an interest in Asia-Pacific security matters in general and in maritime affairs in particular"
"a very timely addition to the literature… holds much to interest the naval historian, as it tells, in an informative and lively manner, the everyday story of an officer and crew of one of the many destroyers involved in the Pacific War"
- International Journal of Maritime History