Navies of South-East Asia

A Comparative Study

Author: James Goldrick,Jack McCaffrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415809428

Category: History

Page: 302

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"... A comprehensive survey of the development and operations of the navies of South-East Asia since the end of the Second World War." -- from p. [1].
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The European Union

Expand, Shrink Or Status Quo

Author: Bianca C. Hostetler

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600211638

Category: Political Science

Page: 173

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The primary focus of the chapters presented in this book is the European Union. The EU is a treaty-based, institutional framework that defines and manages economic and political co-operation among its 25 member states (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom). The Union represents the latest stage in a process of European integration begun after World War II to promote peace and economic prosperity in Europe. This European integration project has evolved from encompassing primarily economic sectors to include developing a common foreign policy and closer police and judicial co-operation. With the end of the Cold War, the Union has also sought to extend the political and economic benefits of membership, especially to central and eastern Europe. This book examines the Union's expectations of the future, and the relationships that it has with countries in other parts of the world.
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Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering

Author: Manhar R. Dhanak,Nikolaos I. Xiros

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319166492

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1345

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This handbook is the definitive reference for the interdisciplinary field that is ocean engineering. It integrates the coverage of fundamental and applied material and encompasses a diverse spectrum of systems, concepts and operations in the maritime environment, as well as providing a comprehensive update on contemporary, leading-edge ocean technologies. Coverage includes an overview on the fundamentals of ocean science, ocean signals and instrumentation, coastal structures, developments in ocean energy technologies and ocean vehicles and automation. It aims at practitioners in a range of offshore industries and naval establishments as well as academic researchers and graduate students in ocean, coastal, offshore and marine engineering and naval architecture. The Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering is organized in five parts: Part A: Fundamentals, Part B: Autonomous Ocean Vehicles, Subsystems and Control, Part C: Coastal Design, Part D: Offshore Technologies, Part E: Energy Conversion
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U.S. Conflicts in the 21st Century: Afghanistan War, Iraq War, and the War on Terror [3 volumes]

Afghanistan War, Iraq War, and the War on Terror

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440838798

Category: History

Page: 1228

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This three-volume reference work provides an up-to-date presentation and analysis of the U.S. wars of the 21st century, addressing their backgrounds, causes, courses, and consequences. It serves as an indispensable resource for students seeking to understand the role of the United States in the world today. • Provides up-to-date information on America's ongoing military conflicts and clear explanations of how these wars came about and the shifts in policy thereafter • Supplies comprehensive coverage detailing social, political, cultural, religious, ethnic, and military aspects of the 21st-century wars • Includes dozens of primary documents that are essential to understanding the events that have occurred, provide context to the text, and allow readers to examine the original sources of information directly • Identifies the key individuals and factors in strategic planning • Presents full information on the terror attacks visited on the United States and its key allies as well as the U.S. response to them
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The Military Balance in the Middle East

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275983994

Category: History

Page: 560

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An invaluable ready resource on the military balance in a region that has become critical to world peace, by the expert on the topic.
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Japan's Sea Lane Security

A Matter of Life and Death?

Author: Euan Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134250916

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

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This is the first major English-language study to explore the broad and longstanding connections between Japan’s national security and the safety of its sea lanes. Tracing issues from pre-and post-1945 eras, the book explores how Japan’s concerns with sea lane protection have developed across such diverse fields as military strategy, diplomacy, trade policy, energy security, and law enforcement. Drawing upon case study material and primary research including interviews with officials and security analysts, the book presents a chronological analysis of Japan’s sea lane security. While Japan’s security policies have recently undergone relatively rapid change, a historical treatment of sea lane security issues reveals long-term continuity in security policymakers’ perceptions and responses regarding Japan's defence and foreign policy. Revealing a neglected but important aspect of Japan’s military and economic security, the book investigates why officials and analysts continue to portray the defence of Japan’s sea lanes as ‘a matter of life and death’.
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Jane's Merchant Ships

Author: David Greenman

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710626295

Category: Reference

Page: 1000

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Jane's Merchant Ships is first and foremost a recognition guide for those either at sea or in occupations where there is a need to identify merchant shipping. Line drawings and photographs, plus the use of a revised version of the Talbot Booth recognition system based on ship type, sequence and hull form, will support your identification making this a core resource on the world's merchant vessels. A merchant shipping report, analysis of legislation implications and safety issues are also covered. Key contents include: Tankers and combination carriers; Liquefied gas carriers; Geared and gearless container ships; Refrigerated cargo ships; Geared and gearless dry cargo ships; Low-aircraft ships; Ro-Ro/Lo-Lo; Vehicle carriers; passenger ships; Specialised cargo ships ensure you always have the latest information at your fingertips. A five-year archive is also included plus the ability to browse and search the data quickly and easily. Visit http //jms.janes.com to find out more about online and to view the latest list of updates and full contents listing. For a complete recognition compendium, we recommend Jane's Fighting Ships and Jane's High-Speed Marine Transportation. Intended for: Defence ministries, naval forces, air forces, maritime and military libraries, naval training establishments, coastguards, ship builders, maritime academies and institutions, ship line and ferry operators, transport ministries, maritime safety agencies, ort authorities, naval architects, marine engineers, ship yards, marine insurance companies, fuel oil companies and news research agencies.
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Black Salt

Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Author: Ray Costello

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1781388946

Category: History

Page: 246

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During the Age of Sail, black seamen could be found in many shipboard roles in the Royal Navy, such as gunners, deck-hands and 'top men', working at heights in the rigging. In the later Age of Steam, black seamen were more likely to be found on merchantmen below deck; as cooks, stewards and stokers. Nevertheless, the navy was possibly a unique institution in that black and white could work alongside each other more than in any other occupation. In this fascinating work, Dr. Ray Costello examines the work and experience of seamen of African descent in Britain's navy, from impressed slaves to free Africans, British West Indians, and British-born Black sailors. Seamen from the Caribbean and directly from Africa have contributed to both the British Royal Navy and Merchant Marine from at least the Tudor period and by the end of the period of the British Slave Trade at least three percent of all crewmen were black mariners. Black sailors signed off in British ports helped the steady growth of a black population. In spite of racial prejudice in port, relationships were forged between sailors of different races which frequently ignored expected norms when working and living together in the isolated world of the ship. Black seamen on British ships have served as by no means a peripheral force within the British Royal and Mercantile navies and were not only to be found working in both the foreground and background of naval engagements throughout their long history, but helping to ensure the supply of foodstuffs and the necessities of life to Britain. Their experiences span the gamut of sorrow and tragedy, heroism, victory and triumph.
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