Sea Power

Author: Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735220603
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From one of the most admired admirals of his generation -- and the only admiral to serve as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO -- comes a remarkable voyage through all of the world’s most important bodies of water, providing the story of naval power as a driver of human history and a crucial element in our current geopolitical path. From the time of the Greeks and the Persians clashing in the Mediterranean, sea power has determined world power. To an extent that is often underappreciated, it still does. No one understands this better than Admiral Jim Stavridis. In Sea Power, Admiral Stavridis takes us with him on a tour of the world’s oceans from the admiral’s chair, showing us how the geography of the oceans has shaped the destiny of nations, and how naval power has in a real sense made the world we live in today, and will shape the world we live in tomorrow. Not least, Sea Power is marvelous naval history, giving us fresh insight into great naval engagements from the battles of Salamis and Lepanto through to Trafalgar, the Battle of the Atlantic, and submarine conflicts of the Cold War. It is also a keen-eyed reckoning with the likely sites of our next major naval conflicts, particularly the Arctic Ocean, Eastern Mediterranean, and the South China Sea. Finally, Sea Power steps back to take a holistic view of the plagues to our oceans that are best seen that way, from piracy to pollution. When most of us look at a globe, we focus on the shape of the of the seven continents. Admiral Stavridis sees the shapes of the seven seas. After reading Sea Power, you will too. Not since Alfred Thayer Mahan’s legendary The Influence of Sea Power upon History have we had such a powerful reckoning with this vital subject.

The Spanish Lake

Author: Oskar Hermann Khristian Spate
Publisher: Canberra : Australian National University Press
ISBN: 9780708107270
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This book is a geopolitical and economic history primarily of the Pacific Ocean: Oceania and Australasia and the Ocean's Asian and American margins; secondarily it is concerned with bordering economies and societies.

China S Maritime Power And Strategy

Author: Hailong Ju
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 981461940X
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This book conducts a comprehensive study on China's maritime strategy. It discusses the lessons of maritime power history that must be learnt by Chinese today, the relations between China's maritime strategy and domestic developing problems of China, the status and influence of maritime strategy from China's overall development strategy perspective, and the geopolitical targets of Chinese navy in 2050. China's maritime strategy is one of the most important academic and realistic subjects in the present and future. This book is the first book to discuss China's maritime strategy comprehensively in and outside China. It will give readers a better sense of why China has to develop its sea power, why it lays so much emphasis on Taiwan and the South China sea, why the country can make friends with India but not Japan, and why China's maritime strategy will never challenge America but has to face the pressure from America's maritime hegemony, and so on. Contents:Historical Lessons of Dealing with the Maritime Offensive Strategy in a Defensive WayLearn from the Sea Power Theory and Geopolitical TheoryThe Domestic Motivation of China's Maritime Power StrategyThe International Environment of China's Maritime Power StrategyThe Competitors of China's Maritime Power StrategyThe Geopolitical Watershed of China's Maritime PowersSurrounding Environment of China's Maritime Power StrategyThe Strategic Design for China's Maritime Power in Asia-Pacific Readership: Academics, undergraduate and graduate students, policymakers and professionals interested in China's maritime strategy and geopolitics. Key Features:In-depth and comprehensive analyses on China's maritime strategyFirst book outlines the geopolitical targets of Chinese navy in 2050Keywords:China;Maritime Strategy;Maritime Security;Sea Power;Geopolitics;Taiwan;India;Japan;Diaoyu Island;South China Sea;History;National Security

Handbook On The Geopolitics Of Business

Author: Joseph Mark S. Munoz
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857939750
Size: 66.16 MB
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ÔGlobal economic challenges and political upheavals underscore the importance of geopolitical understanding in the management of the contemporary corporation. Handbook on the Geopolitics of Business assembles a global cast of thought leaders in the geopolitical arena. The insights offered are highly valuable to students, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, government officials, and policy makers. This serves as a compass that would help you find your bearings in the complex world of international business.Õ Ð Ilan Alon, Rollins College, US In recent years, rapid globalization, novel technologies and business models, as well as economic and political changes have transformed the international business landscape. This pioneering volume offers a comprehensive discussion of the new global terrain and makes a strong case for the consideration of geopolitics in both the study and practice of modern-day business. Featuring original contributions from experts across the world, this Handbook provides a solid foundation for both understanding and responding to recent changes and trends in global economics, politics, and business. Topics discussed include the shifting nature of international trade, economic growth in emerging economies, voluntary sustainability codes, management in international corporations, organization of mega-events, entrepreneurship and geopolitical risk, and investment law and firm behavior. This volume offers important implications for both the academic and corporate communities. It will appeal to professors and students of international business and management, economics and political sciences. Offering groundbreaking perspectives that drive contemporary business strategy, this book is also highly valuable to global managers, entrepreneurs and policymakers.

Introduction To Geopolitics

Author: Colin Flint
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317275853
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This new updated edition of Introduction to Geopolitics presents the overarching themes of geopolitical structures and agents in an engaging and accessible manner, which requires no previous knowledge of theory or current affairs. Using new pertinent case studies and guided exercises the title explains the contemporary global power of the United States and the challenges it is facing, the persistence of nationalist conflicts, migration, cyberwar, terrorism, and environmental geopolitics. Case studies of the rise of the so-called Islamic State, the South China Sea disputes, the Syrian civil war, the Korean conflict, and Israel-Palestine emphasize the multi-faceted nature of conflict. The book raises questions by incorporating international and long term historical perspectives and introduces readers to different theoretical viewpoints, including feminist contributions. The new edition features expanded sections on network geopolitics and non-state actors, a new section on geopolitics of transnational business, cyberwar, an interpretation of ISIS within historical geopolitical trends, as well as expanded discussion of the relevance of Boserup and neo-Malthusians to environmental geopolitics. Introduction to Geopolitics will provide its readers with a set of critical analytical tools for understanding the actions of states as well as non-state actors acting in competition over resources and power. Both students and general readers will find this book an essential stepping-stone to a deeper and critical understanding of contemporary conflicts.

Annual Report On The Development Of The Indian Ocean Region 2017

Author: Wang Rong
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811320802
Size: 31.67 MB
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The report was written by senior scholars of international studies and Indian Ocean studies and focuses on international relations in the Indian Ocean region and covers many aspects of OBOR policy and South Asia. The report includes both a strategic review and major events, as well as related data in this region. This book also includes the origin, the aims, frameworks, the regional and global impact of India’s new development under the Modi administration. The book includes the authors from 5 different institutes in China which provide readers with a full and authentic picture of India’s most recent development. This year’s Annual Report is the fourth of this kind and the only one which covers exclusively the Indian Ocean region in China.

Maritime Power And The Law Of The Sea

Author: James Kraska
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199773386
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And international law to directly challenge unimpeded access to coastal areas, with profound implications for American grand strategy and world politics. Readership: Students (undergraduate and graduate) studying and professionals practicing maritime law, international law and international politics.

An English Translation And Analysis Of Major General Karl Ernst Haushofer S Geopolitics Of The Pacific Ocean

Author: Karl Haushofer
Publisher:
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This new translation and updating of Geopolitics of the Pacific Ocean will allow English speakers to enjoy and learn from Karl Haushofer's seminal work. Born into an academic family in Munich in 1869, Haushofer attended Cadet school and joined the Bavarian General Staff. He spent two years in the Far East, returning by way of the Trans-Siberian Railroad in 1910. Impressed with the Japanese, he wrote four books urging an alliance between Germany and Japan. After serving in WWI, he retired with the rank of general and taught at the University of Munich. In 1926 he wrote Geopolitics of the Pacific Ocean, which contended that the center of world power had moved from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and advocated an alliance of Germany, Russia, India, China and Japan against the Colonial powers and the USA. He predicted mass migration around the Rim of the Pacific, and urged Japan to move against Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, not China. Hitler's rise to power brought Haushofer into prominence. Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe, moves into the Middle East, conquest of China by the Communists, the Indian-Russian alliance, and invasion of Afghanistan almost brought Haushofer's Eurasian empire into reality. Current events in the Pacific Rim continue to bear out Haushofer's predictions.

Chinese Grand Strategy And Maritime Power

Author: Thomas M. Kane
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714652825
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"Having introduced this important argument, Thomas Kane goes on to discuss the concept of grand strategy, explaining how political leaders have traditionally set their states on courses of national expansion. This discussion casts light on why it is reasonable to think that a country such as China is pursuing such a program today. Although the PRC's economic requirements and internal political disputes complicate its government's attempts at long-term military planning, other states have overcome similar problems, and evidence suggests that Beijing's leaders are beginning to do so as well.".

Vast Expanses

Author: Helen M. Rozwadowski
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1789140293
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Much of human experience can be distilled to saltwater: tears, sweat, and an enduring connection to the sea. In Vast Expanses, Helen M. Rozwadowski weaves a cultural, environmental, and geopolitical history of that relationship, a journey of tides and titanic forces reaching around the globe and across geological and evolutionary time. Our ancient connections with the sea have developed and multiplied through industrialization and globalization, a trajectory that runs counter to Western depictions of the ocean as a place remote from and immune to human influence. Rozwadowski argues that knowledge about the oceans—created through work and play, scientific investigation, and also through human ambitions for profiting from the sea—has played a central role in defining our relationship with this vast, trackless, and opaque place. It has helped us to exploit marine resources, control ocean space, extend imperial or national power, and attempt to refashion the sea into a more tractable arena for human activity. But while deepening knowledge of the ocean has animated and strengthened connections between people and the world’s seas, to understand this history we must address questions of how, by whom, and why knowledge of the ocean was created and used—and how we create and use this knowledge today. Only then can we can forge a healthier relationship with our future sea.