Today, European Geostrategy publishes its fourth Long Post, which is by Iskander Rehman, who is the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. This Long Post looks at the history of three European powers – Rome, France and Russia – before asking what their pasts can tell us about China’s maritime future. It argues that European history offers examples for Beijing’s sea-based future trajectory, and shows how a potentially more assertive Chinese naval capability in the decades ahead might be constrained. It also counsels that Europeans must not neglect their own naval power, lest they fade away like the European powers of the past.
• Please click here to download the fourth Long Post.