1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Naval Strategy and Security

Edited By Joachim Krause, Sebastian Bruns Copyright 2016
    422 Pages
    by Routledge

    422 Pages
    by Routledge

    This new handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the issues facing naval strategy and security in the twenty-first century.

    Featuring contributions from some of the world’s premier researchers and practitioners in the field of naval strategy and security, this handbook covers naval security issues in diverse regions of the world, from the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean to the Arctic and the piracy-prone waters off East Africa’s coast. It outlines major policy challenges arising from competing claims, transnational organized crime and maritime terrorism, and details national and alliance reactions to these problems. While this volume provides detailed analyses on operational, judicial, and legislative consequences that contemporary maritime security threats pose, it also places a specific emphasis on naval strategy. With a public very much focused on the softer constabulary roles naval forces play (such as humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, naval diplomacy, maintenance of good order at sea), the overarching hard-power role of navies has been pushed into the background. In fact, navies and seapower have been notably absent from many recent academic discussions and deliberations of maritime security. This handbook provides a much-desired addition to the literature for researchers and analysts in the social sciences on the relationship between security policy and military means on, under, and from the sea. It comprehensively explains the state of naval security in this maritime century and the role of naval forces in it.

    This book will be of much interest to students of naval security and naval strategy, security studies and IR, as well as practitioners in the field.

    PART I: Context and Concepts 1. Introduction: The Changing Face of 21st Century Naval Strategy and Maritime Security, Sebastian Bruns and Joachim Krause 2. The Complex Nature of Today’s Maritime Security Issues: A View from the European Union perspective, Lutz Feldt 3. The Future of Naval Conflict, Tim Benbow  PART II: Chokepoints and Strategic Areas 4. The Maritime Dispute in the East China Sea, Ralf Emmers 5. The Maritime Dispute in the South China Sea, Vasco Becker-Weinberg 6. Strategic Features of the Indian Ocean Region, James Holmes 7. The complex nature of Security in the Indian Ocean, Caitlyn Antrim 8. The Gulf: How dangerous is Iran for international maritime security?, Anthony Cordesman 9. Maritime Security in the Mediterranean, Carlo Masala, Konstantinos Tsetsos and Torsten Albrecht 10. Arctic Security: New Challenges in a Diverse Region, Helga Haftendorn  PART III: Doctrinal and Technological Issues on the Naval Agenda 11. The Complex Nature of Today’s Maritime Security Issues: Why Whole-of-Government Frameworks Matter, Brian Wilson 12. The Changing Nature of Naval Conflicts in Shallow and Confined Waters, Stavros Karlatiras 13. Anti-Access/Area Denial – Operational Concepts of the U.S. Navy and the Chinese Navy in the Indo-Pacific, Nikolaus Scholik 14. Cyber and Naval Strategy, Alison Lawlor Russell 15. (No) Princes of the Sea: Reflections on Maritime Terrorism, Peter Lehr 16. Piracy off the Somali Coast: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?, Martin Murphy  PART IV: Actor Perspectives and Policy Options 17. U.S. Naval Policy in the first decade of the 21st Century: Strategy, Plans and Operations, Peter M. Swartz 18. Options for US Naval Strategy, Randy Papadopoulos 19. Some Elements of 21st Century German naval strategy, Sebastian Bruns 20. UK naval strategy and international security, Eric Grove 21. The Russian Navy, Klaus Mommsen 22. Maritime Security in Asia: A View from India, Vijay Sakhuja 23. Major Maritime Powers and their Changing Relationship, Brahma Chellaney 24. A Perspective on China’s Maritime Security Strategy, Xu Hui and Cao Xianyu 25. Chinese Views of the U.S.-Led Maritime Order. Assessing the Skeptics, Toshi Yoshihara 26. Maritime Renaissance – Naval Power in NATO’s Future, Diego Ruiz Palmer 27. The European Union’s Approach to Maritime Security, Rudolf Roy


    Joachim Krause is Professor of Political Science at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany, and has published more than 20 books, including, most recently, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Western Strategy (Routledge, 2013, co-edited with Charles King Mallory IV).

    Sebastian Bruns is Director of the Center for Maritime Strategy and Security at the Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel (ISPK), Germany.

    '...this book is chock full of insights from both U.S. and international perspectives that address the full range of critical issues in the naval strategic community. It will be invaluable to anyone interested in the global character of modern naval power and maritime security.' -- Lieutenant Colonel F. G. Hoffman, Proceedings Magazine, U.S. Naval Institute 

    'Bruns and Krause's edited volume offers a wealth of insight and inspiration. It is both a mark of the evolution of maritime thought in Germany and a very valuable addition to the international debate on the challenges and opportunities humanity faces at sea and beyond.' -- Moritz Brake, War on the Rocks