Eurasia’s Maritime Rise and Global Security

From the Indian Ocean to Pacific Asia and the Arctic

Editors: Gresh, Geoffrey F. (Ed.)

  • Portrays a complex dynamic across Eurasia’s maritime regions that will continue to evolve and grow more accentuated with global warming
  • Provides keen insights into how Eurasia’s maritime space has transformed in recent years, in addition to how it will affect many of the current dynamics and alliances 
  • Discusses how Eurasia's contested maritime space creates a rising threat to the current status quo of world order that has long been dominated by the Atlantic World and the United States specifically
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This book explores Eurasia’s growing embrace of its maritime geography from the Indian Ocean to Pacific Asia and the Arctic. In an age of climate change, the melting of the Arctic will transform Eurasia’s importance, in addition to influencing the political, economic, and military dynamics across Eurasia’s main maritime regions. These emerging shifts have already begun to alter maritime trade and investment patterns, and thus the global political economy. It also creates a rising threat to the current status quo of world order that has long been dominated by the Atlantic World. This edited volume showcases some of the world’s leading experts and examines Eurasia from a saltwater perspective, analyzing its main maritime spaces in a threefold manner—as avenue, as arena, as source—to show the significance of this geostrategic change and why it matters for the future of the world’s oceans.

About the authors

Geoffrey F. Gresh is Department Chair and Associate Professor of International Security Studies at National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

Reviews

“This book should transform our traditional understanding of global politics and economics. Viewing the oceans around the Eurasian land mass as avenues, arenas, and sources, the fourteen authors trace the consequences of global warming for the military, economic, and security of the major players. It is a worthy tribute to John Curtis Perry, the path-breaking scholar in this field.” (George R. Packard, Dean Emeritus, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, USA)

“This path-breaking collection of essays introduces some of the planet’s most critical geographies and environments in rich detail and with thoughtful analytical rigor. Coursing spatially through Eurasia’s three primary maritime regions—the Indian Ocean, Pacific Asia, and the Arctic—this volume probes diverse security and economic challenges facing the world’s navies and merchant ships. Skillfully edited by Geoffrey F. Gresh, Eurasia’s Maritime Rise and Global Security provides measured consideration of a variety of international and national protocols that attempt to mediate national and private aspirations on these seas.” (Alexis Dudden, Professor of History, University of Connecticut, USA)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Why Maritime Eurasia?

    Gresh, Geoffrey F.

    Pages 1-14

  • Strategic Maritime Chokepoints: Perspectives from the Global Shipping and Port Sectors

    Weitz, Rockford

    Pages 17-29

  • Chokepoints of the Western Indian Ocean, China’s Maritime Silk Route, and the Future of Regional Security

    Gresh, Geoffrey F.

    Pages 31-48

  • The Economics of Somali Counterpiracy: Assessing Counterpiracy Measures for International Shipping Companies

    Ikink, Jelmer D.

    Pages 49-66

  • The Rise of an Indo-Japanese Maritime Partnership

    Thomas, Sea Sovereign

    Pages 67-82

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eBook $119.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71805-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Eurasia’s Maritime Rise and Global Security
Book Subtitle
From the Indian Ocean to Pacific Asia and the Arctic
Editors
  • Geoffrey F. Gresh
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71806-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71806-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71805-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 288
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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