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Eurasia’s Maritime Rise and Global Security

From the Indian Ocean to Pacific Asia and the Arctic

Palgrave Macmillan
  • 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

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Maritime Politics and Security (PSMPS)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction: Why Maritime Eurasia?

    • Geoffrey F. Gresh
    Pages 1-14
  3. Back Matter

    Pages 275-288

About this book

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.

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

Keywords

  • Eurasia’s maritime spaces
  • India, China, and Russia’s expansion into Eurasia
  • maritime trade and investment
  • emerging powers
  • military power projection capabilities
  • melting of the Arctic

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)

Editors and Affiliations

  • National Defense University, Washington, DC, USA

    Geoffrey F. Gresh

About the editor

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

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-71806-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)