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Maritime Power and the Law of the Sea

Maritime Power and the Law of the Sea Author James Kraska
ISBN-10 9780199773381
Release 2011
Pages 464
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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.

Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy

Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy Author Rafael Leal-Arcas
ISBN-10 9781786431059
Release 2017-10-27
Pages 576
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This authoritative Research Handbook presents, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the most important research and latest trends in EU energy law and policy. It offers high-quality original contributions that provide state-of-the-art research in this rapidly evolving area, situated in the broader context of international economic law and governance.

Maritime Order and the Law in East Asia

Maritime Order and the Law in East Asia Author Nong Hong
ISBN-10 9781351358224
Release 2018-04-13
Pages 280
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Many of the maritime disputes today represent a competing interest of two groups: coastal states and user states. This edited volume evaluates the role of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in managing maritime order in East Asia after its ratification in 1994, while reflecting upon various interpretations of UNCLOS. Providing an overview of the key maritime disputes occurring in the Asia Pacific, it examines case studies from a selection of representative countries to consider how these conflicts of interest reflect their respective national interests, and the wider issues that these interpretations have created in relation to navigation regimes, maritime entitlement, boundary delimitation and dispute settlement.

Major Law and Policy Issues in the South China Sea

Major Law and Policy Issues in the South China Sea Author Yann-huei Song
ISBN-10 9781317102694
Release 2016-05-13
Pages 326
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Major law and policy issues in the South China Sea are discussed mainly from the perspectives of leading American and European scholars in the study of the complex South China Sea disputes. The issues include regional maritime cooperation and regime building, Southeast Asian countries’ responses to the Chinese assertiveness, China’s historic claims, maritime boundary delimitation and excessive maritime claims, military activities and the law of the sea, freedom of navigation and its impact on the problem, the dispute between Vietnam and China, confidence-building measures and U.S.-Taiwan-China relations in the South China Sea, and Taiwan’s role in the resolution to the South China Sea issues. Over the past three years, there have been several incidents in the South China Sea between the claimants, and also between the claimants and non-claimants over fisheries, collection of seismic data, exploration for oil and gas resources, and exercise of freedom of navigation. Third party concerns and involvement in the South China Sea disputes have been increasing as manifested in actions taken by the United States, India, and Japan. It is therefore important to examine South China Sea disputes from the legal and political perspective and from the view point of American and European experts who have been studying South China Sea issues for many years.

International Maritime Security Law

International Maritime Security Law Author James Kraska
ISBN-10 9789004233577
Release 2013-04-19
Pages 968
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International Maritime Security Law, by James Kraska and Raul Pedrozo, defines an emerging interdisciplinary field of law and policy comprised of norms, legal regimes, and rules to address today's hybrid threats to the global order of the oceans

The Royal Navy and Maritime Power in the Twentieth Century

The Royal Navy and Maritime Power in the Twentieth Century Author Ian Speller
ISBN-10 9781134269815
Release 2004-08-02
Pages 240
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This book adopts an innovative new approach to examine the role of maritime power and the utility of navies. It uses a number of case studies based upon key Royal Navy operations in the twentieth century to draw out enduring principles about maritime power and to examine the strengths and limitations of maritime forces as instruments of national policy. Individual chapters focus on campaigns and operations from both World Wars and a series of post-1945 crises and conflicts from the Palestine Patrol in the 1940s to Royal Navy operations in support of British policy in the 1990s. Each case study demonstrates critical features of maritime power including: operations during the transition to war; fleet operations in narrow seas; logistics; submarine operations; the impact of air power on maritime operations; blockade; maritime power projection; amphibious warfare; jurisdictional disputes and the law of the sea; and, peace support operations. The contributors to this book all have considerable experience lecturing on these issues at the United Kingdom Joint Services Command and Staff College, where maritime campaign analysis is used to teach the principles of maritime power to officers of the Royal Navy. The book combines an authoritative examination of critical Royal Navy operations during the twentieth century with a sophisticated analysis of the nature of maritime power. As such it is of both historical interest and contemporary relevance and will prove equally valuable to academic historians, military professionals and the general reader.

Maritime Security

Maritime Security Author Natalie Klein
ISBN-10 9781135268268
Release 2009-10-16
Pages 304
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Maritime security is of vital importance to Australia and New Zealand as both countries depend on maritime transport for their economic survival. Since the events of September 11th 2001, significant questions have been raised as to whether Australia and New Zealand are adequately prepared for the consequences of a major disruption to global shipping following a terrorist attack on a leading regional port such as Hong Kong or Singapore. Considerable efforts have also been undertaken to improve responses to an array of maritime security threats, such as transnational crime, environmental pollution, and piracy and armed robbery. This volume identifies those issues that particularly affect Australia and New Zealand’s maritime security, evaluating the issues from legal and political perspectives, and proposes methods for improving maritime security in the two countries. While the focus is primarily on Australia and New Zealand, the scope extends to regional considerations, addressing matters related to Pacific Island states, Southeast Asia and the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic region. The book also addresses strategic partnerships examining the influence of the United States, and analyses issues within the broad framework of international law and politics. Maritime Security: International Law and Policy Perspectives from Australia and New Zealand will be of great interest to scholars of international law, international relations and maritime affairs, maritime industry professionals, private and government lawyers, as well as diplomats, consuls and government officials.

Inequality and Instability

Inequality and Instability Author James K. Galbraith
ISBN-10 9780199855650
Release 2012-03-30
Pages 324
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In the press, at the Capitol, on Wall Street and around the world, people are waking up to the dangers of inequality as never before. Mainstream journalists now note that income inequality in America today is greater than at any time since 1929 - just before the Great Depression. Perhaps thisis not accidental. Where does inequality come from? And how does it lead to economic instability? In Inequality and Instability, leading economist James K. Galbraith demonstrates that finance is the driver converting inequality into instability. Those without money - made more numerous by inequality - find little recourse but to the ancient remedy of the loan. Their urges and needs, for bad andfor good, are abetted by the aggressive desire of those with money to lend. But if the balloon of debt explodes, as it did in 2008, it disrupts an entire economy built upon a financial house of cards. And not merely in the United States: debt crises and economic instability can be linked toinequality all around the world. To support this conclusion, Galbraith marshals the data as never before, examining it in light of geography, economic change, and politics. For example, the dramatic rise of inequality in the United States in the 1990s correlated with the information-technology boom, whose wealth was concentrated injust three counties of Northern California, the Seattle area, and Manhattan. As for what drives this inequality, he writes, we need look no further than the capital markets - since those at the top have benefited not simply from salaries and bonuses, but increasingly from stock options, assetvaluations, and capital gains. A landmark work of research and original insight, Inequality and Instability will change forever the way we understand this pivotal topic.

International Order at Sea

International Order at Sea Author Jo Inge Bekkevold
ISBN-10 9781137586636
Release 2016-10-15
Pages 340
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This book examines how international order at sea is challenged, changed and maintained. The book surveys challenges to the international order at sea in the Asia-Pacific, the Indian Ocean Region, the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean. It explores the interaction between and cooperation among leading, emerging and smaller naval powers, both naval and coastguard responses, required for the maintenance of good order at sea. Six broad and interlinked issues are identified that will influence the future international order at sea: the balance between the maritime and the continental domains; the balance between great power rivalry and cooperation; the contest between access and denial; the operational balance between preparing; building and training for warfighting as opposed to operations other than war; how to manage ‘disorder’ security challenges that very often transcends territorial waters and national boundaries, and finally, the balance between safeguarding national interests and contributing to collective efforts preserving the international order at sea.

Contemporary Maritime Piracy

Contemporary Maritime Piracy Author James Kraska
ISBN-10 9780313387241
Release 2011
Pages 253
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This volume provides a concise introduction to the issues and debates regarding modern piracy, including naval operations, law, and diplomacy, and focuses on the recent surge of attacks off the coasts of Africa and Asia. * Includes maps and relevant key documents * Provides a bibliography of sources of additional information regarding international piracy

Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea

Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea Author Natalie Klein
ISBN-10 9780191652851
Release 2012-10-04
Pages 384
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Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea examines the rights and duties of states across a broad spectrum of maritime security threats. It provides comprehensive coverage of the different dimensions of maritime security in order to assess how responses to maritime security concerns are, and should be, shaping the law of the sea. The discussion canvasses passage of military vessels and military activities at sea, law enforcement activities across the different maritime zones, information sharing and intelligence gathering, as well as armed conflict and naval warfare. In doing so, this book not only addresses traditional security concerns for naval power but also examines responses to contemporary maritime security threats, such as terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, piracy, drug-trafficking, environmental damage and illegal fishing. While the protection of sovereignty and national interests remain fundamental to maritime security and the law of the sea, there is increasing acceptance of a common interest that exists among states when seeking to respond to a variety of modern maritime security threats. It is argued that security interests should be given greater scope in our understanding of the law of the sea in light of the changing dynamics of exclusive and inclusive claims to ocean use. More flexibility may be required in the interpretation and application of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea if appropriate responses to ensure maritime security are to be allowed.

The Best of Times The Worst of Times

The Best of Times  The Worst of Times Author Joshua Ho
ISBN-10 9789814480444
Release 2005-08-08
Pages 312
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' This authoritative book brings together in a single volume international experts renowned in their specializations to discuss issues and current trends relating to maritime security. It looks at the issue of maritime security in the Asia-Pacific through a three step approach. Firstly, it surveys both the global maritime outlook and the outlook in each of the regions of Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. From these regional perspectives, trends in commercial shipping and force modernization, and issues like the weapons proliferation and maritime terrorism are discussed. After looking at the maritime environment, the specific challenges that the maritime community faces are examined. These challenges include maritime boundary and territorial disputes in the South China Sea, the force modernization of three Northeast Asian navies, and the spectre of maritime terrorism. The volume concludes by looking at some new initiatives for maritime cooperation, a survey of maritime “regime” building, and the legal and political implications of the proliferation security initiative. Contents:The Regional Maritime Environment:The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: The Global Maritime Outlook 2004 (J Boutilier)Regional Maritime Security Outlook: Northeast Asia (H Kaneda)Maritime Security Outlook for Southeast Asia (R C Banlaoi)Regional Maritime Dynamics in Southern Asia in the 21st Century (W L S Prabhakar)The Regional Maritime Challenges:Some Reflections on Maritime Boundary and Territorial Disputes in the Asia-Pacific with a Focus on the South China Sea (P Cozens)The Modernisation of Naval Forces in the Asia-Pacific: A Focus on Three Northeast Asian Navies (D da Cunha)Terrorism in the Early 21st Century Maritime Domain (R Herbert-Burns)Maritime Terrorism. A Risk Assessment: The Australian Example (C Z Raymond)Prospects for Regional Cooperation:Legal Implications of the Proliferation Security Initiative (R Beckman)Political Implications of the Proliferation Security Initiative (S Gahlaut)New Initiatives for Maritime Cooperation (S B Weeks)Maritime “Regime” Building (S Bateman) Readership: Policy analysts, academics, and general readers with an interest in maritime security. Keywords:Maritime Security;Asia-Pacific;Commercial Shipping;Force Modernization;Weapons Proliferation;Maritime TerrorismKey Features:Includes international contributions by well-known experts in the fieldProvides the latest topical material on maritime securityReviews:“We are now standing at the gateway to the Asia-Pacific century. How to ensure the safety of the sea routes, which are the arteries for expanding prosperity of this region, is vital not only regionally but also globally. This book is highly timely and recommendable because the maritime environment and challenges we face are accurately diagnosed, and the suggestive prescriptions are shown for regional cooperation.”Shigekatsu Kondo Executive Director The National Institute for Defense Studies, Japan “This book brings together some of the most authoritative practitioners in the field of maritime and regional security to address the compelling maritime security issues facing the global community. The book is timely, authoritative and is highly recommended.”Professor Martin Tsamenyi Director Centre for Maritime Policy, University of Wollongong, Australia “With maritime security high on the agenda of policy-makers in the region and extra-regional stakeholders in Asia-Pacific security, particularly since the United States' announcement of its Regional Maritime Security Initiative in early 2004, this volume is particularly timely and useful. Though the issue of potential terrorism at sea is examined in depth, the essays collected here look at maritime security in the round, offering important insights into territorial disputes, naval modernisation and the prospects for more effective regional maritime cooperation. This book will be of interest to journalists, naval officers and government officials as well as academic researchers interested in maritime security.”Dr Tim Huxley Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security The International Institute for Strategic Studies Editor Adelphi Papers “This timely and impressive volume should increase the likelihood that it may after all be possible to realise the late Michael Leifer's vision of a stable, peaceful maritime regime in East Asia, allowing and obliging all states to manage their marine resources in accordance with the principles of international law, and without risk of tension and conflict.”Stein Tønnesson Director International Peace Research Institute Oslo “The book is a pathfinder for policy and decision makers! The authors explore various facets of the maritime domain, its strengths and vulnerabilities, and even more importantly, our successes and failures to understand and better protect it. It is a must read both for the generalists and the specialists.”Rohan Gunaratna Head International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research IDSS, Singapore “This collection of works represents an extremely important and useful contribution to the understanding of contemporary maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region. The analyses, all from well-respected scholars in the field, are well researched and written, providing unique insight into an area that has traditionally been highly opaque in nature. The book will be critical reading for any who have a keen interest in the evolving dynamic of maritime security in the post-9/11 era.”Peter Chalk Senior Analyst RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California '

The Politics of Maritime Power

The Politics of Maritime Power Author Andrew T. H . Tan
ISBN-10 9781136833427
Release 2010-10-18
Pages 328
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Since the crucial maritime battles that were fought during the Second World War in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the post-war period, which saw a naval standoff between a vast US navy and a growing Soviet navy, the focus of international maritime power has changed. Major maritime powers have deployed warships, aircraft carriers and heavy land forces around the globe, for purposes of diplomacy, such as in maintaining far-flung alliances; for deterrent purposes, such as in the Taiwan Straits; for warfighting, such as in its crucial support roles in recent conflicts in Afghanistan and both Gulf Wars; and for complex emergencies, such as tsunami and earthquake rescue in Indonesia and Pakistan. Increasingly, maritime power is employed in counter-terrorism, such as in joint patrols, counter-terrorism exercises and in intercepting ships suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction. The Politics of Maritime Power is an exploration of the contemporary facets of maritime power, particularly as an instrument of the state, in the post-Second World War era. This reference volume is divided into four parts, with chapters exploring various aspects of modern maritime power written by maritime experts; a series of maps which show major maritime zones; a glossary which contains over 240 entries on various aspects of maritime power; and a detailed bibliography.

Textbook on International Human Rights

Textbook on International Human Rights Author Rhona K. M. Smith
ISBN-10 9780198746218
Release 2016-01-02
Pages 456
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Textbook on International Human Rights provides a concise introduction for students new to the subject. Clearly written and broad in scope, this popular text gives a concise introduction to international human rights, including regional systems of protection and the key substantive rights. The author skilfully guides students through the complexities of the subject, making it accessible to those withlittle or no prior legal knowledge. Key cases and areas of debate are highlighted throughout, and a wealth of references to cases and further readings provided at the end of each chapter. Online Resource CentreThis book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which contains links to the full cases referenced at the end of each chapter as well as a list of annotated web links to aid further study.

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History  1660 1783 Author Alfred Thayer Mahan
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044013659107
Release 1890
Pages 557
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Influential classic of naval history and tactics still used as text in war colleges. Read by Kaiser Wilhelm, both Roosevelts, other leaders. First paperback edition. 4 maps. 24 battle plans.

Arctic Security in an Age of Climate Change

Arctic Security in an Age of Climate Change Author James Kraska
ISBN-10 9781139499330
Release 2011-07-25
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This book examines Arctic defense policy and military security from the perspective of all eight Arctic states. In light of climate change and melting ice in the Arctic Ocean, Canada, Russia, Denmark (Greenland), Norway and the United States, as well as Iceland, Sweden and Finland, are grappling with an emerging Arctic security paradigm. This volume brings together the world's most seasoned Arctic political-military experts from Europe and North America to analyze how Arctic nations are adapting their security postures to accommodate increased shipping, expanding naval presence, and energy and mineral development in the polar region. The book analyzes the ascent of Russia as the first 'Arctic superpower', the growing importance of polar security for NATO and the Nordic states, and the increasing role of Canada and the United States in the region.

Planning Armageddon

Planning Armageddon Author Nicholas A. Lambert
ISBN-10 9780674063068
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 662
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Before World War I, the British Admiralty conceived a plan to win rapid victory over Germany—economic warfare on an unprecedented scale. The secret strategy called for the state to exploit Britain's monopolies in banking, communications, and shipping to create an implosion of the world economic system. The plan was never fully implemented.