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* From one of the most admired admirals of his generation—and the only admiral to serve as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO
Not least, Sea Power is marvelous naval history, giving us fresh insight into great naval engagements from the battles of Salamis and Lepanto through to Trafalgar, the Battle of the Atlantic, and submarine conflicts of the Cold War. It is also a keen-eyed reckoning with the likely sites of our next major naval conflicts, particularly the Arctic Ocean, Eastern Mediterranean, and the South China Sea. Finally, Sea Power steps back to take a holistic view of the plagues to our oceans that are best seen that way, from piracy to pollution.
When most of us look at a globe, we focus on the shape of the of the seven continents. Admiral Stavridis sees the shapes of the seven seas. After reading Sea Power, you will too. Not since Alfred Thayer Mahan’s legendary The Influence of Sea Power upon History have we had such a powerful reckoning with this vital subject.
From the time when the ancient Greeks and the Persians clashed in the Mediterranean, sea power has determined world power. Naval power has been a driver of human history and a crucial element in our current geopolitical path. Admiral James Stavridis takes us with him on a tour of the world’s oceans from the admiral’s chair, showing us how the geography of the oceans has shaped the destiny of nations.
Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) spent over 35 years on active service in the Navy, including nearly four years as the first Navy officer chosen as supreme allied commander for global operations at NATO. After retiring from the Navy Stavridis was named the dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
- The publication is not an editorial. It reflects solely the point of view and argumentation of the author. The publication is presented in the presentation. Start in the previous issue. The original is available at: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs