Sea Power in the Modern Age

 

Sea Power in the Modern Age

Under this ongoing project, our researchers are interested in the what it means to exercise sea power in the twenty-first century, the continuing role of old technologies alongside the emergence of new threats, and the lessons of history. Questions of the role of mine warfare and submarines as a critical capability remain with us. In this regard Richard Dunley has recently published War in History (‘Anti-Submarine Warfare in the Pre-First World War Royal Navy: A Cultural Failure?’), and Rob McLaughlin has published (with James Kraska) in EJIL Talk! (‘Attribution of Naval Mine Strikes in International Law’).

The MSRG is also beginning a project on the protection of submarine telecommunications cables as both critical infrastructure and a significant national security vulnerability.