Book Review-‘Red Star Over the Pacific: China’s rise and the challenge to US maritime strategy’ by T. Yoshihara and J. R. Holmes

By Eric Grove, published October 2020


Dr Toshio Yushihara has had posts at the Naval War College at Newport Rhode Island and at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is now a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a Washington dc think tank. James R. Holmes, ex-US Naval officer, another PhD from Tufts and former member of the faculty at the University of Georgia, has become the inaugural holder of the J. C. Wylie Chair of Maritime Strategy at the War College.

In 2010 they produced a notable book, Red Star Over the Pacific that warned of China’s desire to become a major sea power and the challenge that posed to the United States. This was not a very welcome message in the context of a decade ago but developments in the China– US relationship since have strengthened the authors’ analysis…

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