"This book offers much as far as adding to current discussions about international law at sea, and the extent to which states can extend their own laws and interests beyond their own territories. Kraska's book is a useful guide to specific international law that is likely to see a place in university reading lists and libraries. As for the less academically inclined reader, its content is generally accessible, and therefore it may find a place on the bookshelves of non-experts in the field of maritime security."
--Timothy A Martin, Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs (2012) Vol. 4(4)
About the Author
Dr. James Kraska is Professor, Stockton Center for the Study of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College. Previously, he served as Mary Derrickson McCurdy Visiting Scholar at Duke University Marine Laboratory, and was an active duty Navy judge advocate for more than 20 years. From 2008-13, he was Howard S. Levie Chair of Operational Law in the International Law Department at the U.S. Naval War College. He also serves as a Senior Fellow with the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a Guest Investigator and former Fellow at the Marine Policy Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. As the former Oceans Policy Adviser for the Director, Strategic Plans & Policy, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Commander Kraska led global freedom of navigation policy for the U.S. armed forces for three years. Commander Kraska earned a doctor of jurisprudence (J.D.) from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a master of laws (LL.M.) and a doctor of juridical science (J.S.D.) from the University of Virginia School of Law. Commander Kraska completed four Pentagon senior staff assignments and two tours in Japan, and he served as legal adviser for joint and naval task force commanders operating in the Pacific. Author of more than 80 articles and book chapters, Kraska's writings have appeared in Yale Journal of International Law, Stanford Journal of International Law, Survival, Comparative Strategy, Ocean Development & International Law, International Journal of Marine & Coastal Law and Current History
, among others.