Navigating Asia’s troubled waters

Asian Maritime Strategies: Navigating Troubled Waters. By Bernard D. Cole. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis MD, 2013.
Reviewed by Dr Gregory P. Gilbert

“. . . the center of gravity of world affairs has left the Atlantic and moved to the Pacific and Indian Oceans”.
Henry Kissinger, 2010

CAPTAIN Bernard D. Cole, USN (Ret.), who teaches at the US National War College in Washington, DC, is perhaps uniquely qualified to write a book on Asian Maritime Strategies for the 21st century. His experience as a naval officer, strategist, lecturer, historian and Asian specialist comes to the fore in this compilation of modern Indo-Pacific maritime affairs.Continue reading