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Author Goldrick, James
Title Navies of South-East Asia : A Comparative Study
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (321 pages)
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Series Cass Series: Naval Policy and History Ser
Cass Series: Naval Policy and History Ser
Note Cover -- Title -- Copyright page -- Contents -- List of tables -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Royal Brunei Navy -- 3 Burma's Navy -- 4 The Royal Cambodian Navy -- 5 The Indonesian Navy -- 6 The Royal Malaysian Navy -- 7 The Republic of the Philippines Navy -- 8 The Republic of Singapore Navy -- 9 The Royal Thai Navy -- 10 The South Vietnamese Navy -- 11 The People's Army of Vietnam Navy -- 12 Postscript: navies and the future -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
This book provides a comprehensive survey of the development and operations of the navies of South-East Asia since the end of World War II. The navies of South-East Asia have rarely been the subject of systematic attention but, as the maritime strategic balance within Asia becomes more complex and open to challenge through the rise of China, they will play increasingly significant roles. While most have had only limited strength in the past, the majority are acquiring new capabilities, notably submarines, which will profoundly alter their ability to influence events. This volume outlines the difficulties that each navy has faced in developing capability in competition, not only with local armies and air forces, but with other national requirements. The authors analyse the way in which each has been shaped by history and by changing maritime strategic concepts, particularly through developments such as the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention. Drawing upon this contextual information, the book goes on to examine how the navies are likely to develop in the future, what new challenges they will face and the nature of the roles they will play within a region of increasing global strategic significance. This book will be of much interest to students of naval policy, SE Asian politics, regional security, strategic studies and IR in general.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Goldrick, James Navies of South-East Asia : A Comparative Study London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415809429
Subject Southeast Asia - History, Naval - 21st century
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Alt Author McCaffrie, Jack
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