Maritime Power and the Law of the Sea: Expeditionary Operations in World Politics

Hardcover | January 22, 2011

byJames Kraska

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In Maritime Power and the Law of the Sea: Expeditionary Operations in World Politics, Commander James Kraska analyzes the evolving rules governing freedom of the seas and their impact on expeditionary operations in the littoral, near-shore coastal zone. Coastal state practice andinternational law are developing in ways that restrict naval access to the littorals and associated coastal communities and inshore regions that have become the fulcrum of world geopolitics. Consequently, the ability of naval forces to project expeditionary power throughout semi-enclosed seas,exclusive economic zones (EEZs) and along the important sea-shore interface is diminishing and, as a result, limiting strategic access and freedom of action where it is most needed. Commander Kraska describes how control of the global commons, coupled with new approaches to sea power and expeditionary force projection, has given the United States and its allies the ability to assert overwhelming sea power to nearly any area of the globe. But as the law of the sea gravitatesaway from a classic liberal order of the oceans, naval forces are finding it more challenging to accomplish the spectrum of maritime missions in the coastal littorals, including forward presence, power projection, deterrence, humanitarian assistance and sea control. The developing legal order of theoceans fuses diplomacy, strategy and international law to directly challenge unimpeded access to coastal areas, with profound implications for American grand strategy and world politics.

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In Maritime Power and the Law of the Sea: Expeditionary Operations in World Politics, Commander James Kraska analyzes the evolving rules governing freedom of the seas and their impact on expeditionary operations in the littoral, near-shore coastal zone. Coastal state practice andinternational law are developing in ways that restrict n...

Commander James Kraska, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, is the Howard S. Levie Chair of Operational Law in the International Law Department at the U.S. Naval War College. He also serves as a Senior Fellow with the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a Guest Investigator and former Fellow at the Marine Policy Center, Woods...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:January 22, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199773386

ISBN - 13:9780199773381

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AcknowledgementsFigures1. Diminishing Freedom in Littoral Seas1. Approaches to Analyzing Excessive Maritime Claims2. Political Economy of Excessive Maritime Claims2. Expeditionary Naval Force in History1. Sea Power in the Ancient World2. From Oar to Transcontinental Sail-Portugal, Spain and the Dutch Republic3. Anglo-American Expeditionary Naval Power3. The Regimes of the Law of the Sea1. Baselines2. Internal Waters3. Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone4. International Straits5. Archipelagic Waters6. The Exclusive Economic Zone7. The Regimes and National Security4. Littoral Seas-Epicenter of World Politics1. Great Power Trends and the Liberal Order of the Oceans2. Expeditionary Sea Power3. The Increasing Reach of the Coastal State5. Naval Force in the Exclusive Economic Zone1. From High Seas to Sui Generis-the Odyssey of the EEZ2. Warship Sovereign Immunity in the EEZ3. "Peaceful purposes"4. Dueling "Due Regards"5. "Other Internationally Lawful Uses of the Sea"6. Military Surveys7. Residual Rights8. Emplacement of Foreign Military Devices in the EEZ9. Declarations and Understandings6. Sovereignty and Security Claims over the Exclusive Economic Zone1. "Antarctic EEZ"-Australia's Claim2. Southeast Asia-Burma and the Gulf of Martaban3. North America-The Canadian Arctic4. South America-Chile, Ecuador and Peru5. The European Union-Fortress Europe6. South America-Brazil7. South Asia: Iran, Pakistan, India and Maldives8. East Asia-Malaysia, Vietnam and the Special Case of China7. Environmental Claims over the Exclusive Economic Zone1. Vessel-Source Pollution and Freedom of the Seas2. Marine Sanctuaries and Freedom of the Seas8. Promoting Access to the Exclusive Economic Zone1. Fear and Loathing in the Post-Naval Era?2. Reinvigorating the Freedom of Navigation Program3. Reforming the U.S. Interagency Oceans Policy Process4. Transforming Oceans Diplomacy-Addressing the Collective Action ProblemAnnex I: United States Freedom of Navigation Operations 1994-2008