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    DescriptionAsian Maritime Strategies explores one of the world's most complex and dangerous maritime arenas. Asia, stretching from the Aleutian Islands to the Persian Gulf, contains the world's busiest trade routes. It is also the scene of numerous maritime territorial disputes, pirate attacks, and terrorist threats. In response, the nations of the region are engaged in a nascent naval arms race. In this new work, Bernard Cole, author of the acclaimed The Great Wall At Sea, examines the maritime strategies and naval forces of the region's nations, as well as evaluating the threats and opportunities for cooperation at sea. The United States Navy is intimately involved in these disputes and opportunities, which threaten vital American economic, political, and security interests. The most useful geographical designation for maritime Asia is the "Indo-Pacific" and Cole provides both a survey of the maritime strategies of the primary nations of the Indo-Pacific region as well as an evaluation of the domestic and international politics that drive those strategies. The United States, Canada, Russia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, the Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Iran, the smaller Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf states are all surveyed and analyzed. The United States, Japan, China, and India draw the most attention, given their large modern navies and distant strategic reach and the author concludes that the United States remains the dominant maritime power in this huge region, despite its lack of a traditionally strong merchant marine. U.S. maritime power remains paramount, due primarily to its dominant navy. The Chinese naval modernization program deservedly receives a good deal of public attention, but Cole argues that on a day-to-day basis the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, as its navy is named, is the most powerful maritime force in Far Eastern waters, while the modernizing Indian Navy potentially dominates the Indian Ocean. Most telling will be whether United States power and focus remain on the region, while adjusting to continued Chinese maritime power in a way acceptable to both nations. No other current or recent work provides such a complete description of the Indo-Pacific region's navies and maritime strategies, while analyzing the current and future impact of those forces.


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    Title
    Asian Maritime Strategies
    Subtitle
    Navigating Troubled Waters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bernard D Cole
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781591141624
    ISBN 10: 1591141621
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: JWF, HBJK, TTM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: HBW, JWK
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17470
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000
    Abridged Dewey: 359
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150
    LC classification: V
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 359.03095
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110, HIS027060
    DC21: 359.03095
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/HISTAS
    Thema V1.0: TTM, NHW, JWK, JWCK
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Naval Institute Press
    Imprint name
    Naval Institute Press
    Publication date
    30 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Annopolis
    Review quote
    "As an introductory primer into naval development in the Indo-Pacific this book by one of the world's leading experts on the region is literally second to none and at the very reasonable price at which the Naval Institute Press have managed to make available, this book will be a sure-fire success. I shall certainly be recommending it to all my students.""--The Naval Review"