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

James Kraska


This book 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 and international 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 strat ... More

Keywords: coastal zone, coastal state practice, international law, naval access, world geopolitics, exclusive economic zones, EEZs, sea power, expeditionary force projection, coastal littorals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199773381
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773381.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Kraska, author
U.S. Naval War College
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