Naval forces exist to control the seas and project power, often through the use of violence. This does not, however, include everything they have done or can do. Navies have always spent much of their time and resources engaged in operations that fall outside the traditional definitions of sea power. These activities have at times contributed far more to their respective nations’ security and prosperity than kinetic actions but receive far less attention than their benefits merit. In this book, an international collection of historians and strategists share new, or re-learned, perspectives to serve as inspiration for further study and to broaden the discussion on what naval forces can do and be.
Julian Pawlak & Johannes Peters (2021) - introduction by Sebastian Bruns
The book offers answers to the question of how allies should prepare for strategic challenges in the maritime domain in the 21st century. Twenty-four renowned international authors from academia and practice refer to selected operational areas and relevant development trends; for example, through a strategic view of NATO's "Northern Flank" or an outlook on "Naval Warfare 4.0". The concise chapters are characterized by their scientific core, on the basis of which recommendations for action are derived. The substantial practical relevance is of particular value for members of the international relations, security policy and strategy research communities in Germany, Europe and NATO.
Sebastian Bruns & Sarandis Papadopoulos (2020)
The 21st century is witnessing renewed tension as conflicts between major powers, serious concerns about future security alliances and global, even generational, security policy challenges arise. In the light of this, naval forces and maritime security, and understanding their underlying strategic rationale, are gaining momentum and importance. What are the roles and missions of naval forces, and how have states and the institutions themselves sought to frame their goals and methods?
Kira Frankenthal (2019)
This study analyses the EU’s potential as a strategically autonomous maritime security presence in the Mediterranean Sea. It undertakes a comparative analysis of the EU’s strategic approach to maritime security and defence on the one hand and its practical conduct in the case of Operation Sophia on the other.
Sebastian Bruns (2018)
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. The 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 States of America.
Jeremy Stöhs (2018)
The book aims to provide insight into the evolution of Europe’s naval forces since the end of the Cold War. To illuminate the drastic changes many European navies have undergone over the last twenty-five years, Jeremy Stöhs analyzes the defense policies and naval strategies of eleven European states as well as the evolution, deployment, and capabilities of their respective naval forces.
Jeremy Stöhs/Sebastian Bruns (eds.) (2018)
With contributions by Chris Parry, Heiko Borchert, Shaul Chorev, Sebastian Hamann, and Sarandis 'Randy' Papadopoulos, this book provides fresh perspectives on the geopolitics of the Eastern Mediterranean and its geoeconomics, discusses the role of regional stakeholders and addresses the challenges for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps.
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.
This German-languaged volume and its analyses provide numerous perspectives on the policy field of maritime security and aims to close the academic void in the German discourse.
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