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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. It will from time to time also include collections of important articles as well as reprints of classic works.

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Chinese Maritime Power in the 21st Century: Strategic Planning, Policy and Predictions

Chinese Maritime Power in the 21st Century: Strategic Planning, Policy and Predictions

1st Edition

Hu Bo
September 18, 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...

India-China Maritime Competition: The Security Dilemma at Sea

India-China Maritime Competition: The Security Dilemma at Sea

1st Edition

Rajesh Basrur, Anit Mukherjee, T.V. Paul
May 09, 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...

Maritime Strategy and Sea Denial: Theory and Practice

Maritime Strategy and Sea Denial: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Milan Vego
December 20, 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;...

Piracy in Southeast Asia: Trends, Hot Spots and Responses

Piracy in Southeast Asia: Trends, Hot Spots and Responses

1st Edition

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...

Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-First Century

Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-First Century

4th Edition

Geoffrey Till
June 21, 2018

This is the fourth, revised and updated, edition of Geoffrey Till's Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-first Century. The rise of the Chinese and other Asian navies, worsening quarrels over maritime jurisdiction and the United States’ maritime pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region reminds us...

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

Sebastian Bruns
September 20, 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

Robert C. McCabe
September 14, 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

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

Milan Vego
June 23, 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

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...

Naval Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Operations: Stability from the Sea

Naval Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Operations: Stability from the Sea

1st Edition

James J. Wirtz, Jeffrey A. Larsen
December 21, 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

Christian Le Mière
September 18, 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...

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