Maritime Security, Seapower, and Trade Working Papers

March 24-26, 2014

To make sense of the relationship among maritime security, seapower, and trade, the EMC Chair will convene a symposium that brings experts from industry, the policy community, and the sea services. Participants will reflect on the importance of classic maritime thought and how changes in the shipping industry, trade patterns, and non-state use of the oceans impact future naval operations. The implications are important for understanding the types of missions combatant commanders will execute and the types of equipment and training the Navy must provide to support these missions. Keynote speakers will address the diplomatic and operational considerations of maritime cooperation.  

The views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Working Papers in a Single PDF

Reflections on Maritime Strategy

Nicholas A. Lambert, "Classicial Theories of Sea Power and World Economic Systems"

Bernard “Bud” Cole, "Reflections on China's Maritime Strategy: Island Chains and the Classics"

Robert "Barney" Rubel, "Evolution of American Peacetime Naval Presence" and "Select Bibliography"

Keynote Address: Assistant Secretary of State Tom Kelly, "Reflections on Maritime Strategy"

Lunch Address: Peter Andreas, “From Rum to Cocaine, States Lose Long War against Smuggling

The Evolving Role of Seapower in Peacetime

Joe Direnzo, "Modern Peacetime Naval Operations Objectives: Evolving Theory, Strategy, Doctrine, and Force Structure"

Martin Murphy, "Evolving Role of Seapower in Peacetime: BadTimes Follow Good"

Naval Strategists' Perspectives

Erik Figueroa, "Regional Application of Seapower: Persian Gulf"

Greg Keeney, "USN Contributions to Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea"

Chris Boll, "U.S. Energy Independence and Implications for Maritime Strategy"

Shrinking Ice Caps, Shorter Sea Routes, and Trade

Sarah Emerson, "Global Crude Oil Migration"

C. Clark Bone, "Adopting a Cooperative Strategy to Manage Risk in the Arctic"

Kai Sun, "China and the Arctic: Business and Beyond

Katarzyna Zysk, "Russia and the Arctic: Government and Industry Views"

Keynote Address: Kath Hicks, CSIS, "Implications of the Future Security Environment for Maritime Operations"

Lunch Address: BJ Armstrong, "21st Century Mahan

NGOs in the Maritime Domain

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, "Sinking the Gaza Flotilla

Claude Berube, "Paranavies in the 21st Century"

Jordan Diamond, "NGOs: A Presence at Sea without Leaving Shore"

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