4. Littoral Seas—Epicenter of World Politics

James Kraska

in Maritime Power and the Law of the Sea

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199773381
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199895298 | DOI:
4. Littoral Seas—Epicenter of World Politics

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The littoral regions are the past, and will be the future, of naval operations. If anything, naval forces are, either by strategy or necessity, compelled to operate even closer to shore than in the past. At the same time, however, political and legal trends are working in tandem to restrict peacetime access to those areas. This chapter discusses great power trends and the liberal order of the oceans, expeditionary sea power, and the increasing reach of the coastal state.

Keywords: littoral regions; naval operations; sea power; coastal state

Chapter.  28583 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public International Law

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