Red Star Over the Pacific, Revised Edition

China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy
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Published:December 15, 2018
By Toshi Yoshihara (Author)

This is an assessment of how the rise of Chinese seaspower will affect U.S. maritimes strategy in Asia.

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  • Subject: China & the Asia Pacific
  • Hardback : 376 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (December 15, 2018)
  • ISBN-10: 1682472183
  • ISBN-13: 9781682472187
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 0 lb
  • "Machiavelli declared that keeping up with changing times is the foremost challenge for any commander or sovereign. Captain Hughes is the Navy’s Machiavelli in that sense—helping us adapt our tactics for the age of cyber and robot warfare. The go-to work on the subject—now as for three decades". —James Holmes, J. C. Wylie Chair of Maritime Strategy at the Naval War College and co-author of Red Star over the Pacific
  • "For many years now, James Holmes and Toshi Yoshihara have been the go-to pair for both a granular and strategic understanding of the American-Chinese naval rivalry. Their new edition of Red Star Over the Pacific, a seminal work when first published, will be a requirement for everybody in the field." —Robert D. Kaplan author of, The Return of Marco Polo’s World: War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-first Century
  • "This is must reading. In their landmark RED STAR OVER THE PACIFIC, Toshi Yoshihara and James Holmes warned us Chinese sea power is here to stay and could veer toward aggression. Their warning was prophetic. With this second edition they help us prepare for the competitive future they foresaw." — Admiral Jim Stavridis, author of SEA POWER and Dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  • "In RED STAR OVER THE PACIFIC (2010), James Holmes and Toshi Yoshihara presciently postulated China’s game plan to become a serious oceangoing power. In this edition, they meticulously analyze how since then, China is innovatively expanding its envelope of maritime dominance in the Pacific. This is not to be missed." —Admiral Nirmal Verma, former Chief of Indian Naval Staff and Chief of Naval Operations Fellow, U.S. Naval War College
  • “Yoshihara and Holmes sounded an early alarm over China’s strategic maritime competition in their seminal work, Red Star over the Pacific, 2nd Edition. Their prescient warning contributed to the material shift in U.S. national security strategy in 2017 recognizing the risk and reality of great power competition in the maritime domain in the Indo-Pacific. Their updated insights in the Second Edition have implications for the evolution of U.S. maritime strategy, naval fleet architecture, and joint forces doctrine for the U.S. and regional allies that will reverberate across the global commons.”—Philip M. Bilden, Member, Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel, Vice Chairman, Naval War College Foundation
  • "Based on meticulous use of Chinese language and other such authoritative sources and using Mahanian thinking as a frame of analysis, this books explains China’s naval rise rather than just documents its latest ships and submarines. Setting the new Chinese navy firmly in its domestic and international context, the authors dissect China’s naval aspirations and analyse their likely success and strategic consequence. Anyone plotting responses to China’s naval rise must read this excellent book." —Geoffrey Till, Professor Emeritus and Chairman of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy, King's College London, and author of Seapower

Dr. Toshi Yoshihara is a professor in the Strategy and Policy Department at the Naval War College. Previously, he was a visiting professor in the Strategy Department at the Air War College. Dr. Yoshihara holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

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