The Complex Nature of Today’s Maritime Security Issues

A European perspective

Authored by: Lutz Feldt

Routledge Handbook of Naval Strategy and Security

Print publication date:  December  2015
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138840935
eBook ISBN: 9781315732572
Adobe ISBN: 9781317555391


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The maritime domain is one of the four domains of the global commons, and it has a long history, which has been understood and acknowledged for centuries. But since we began to exploit airspace, outer space, and especially cyberspace, the notion of “well understood and acknowledged” no longer applies: the nature of the maritime domain is different today – it is no longer well understood nor generally acknowledged.

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