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IWP student co-edits report on America’s maritime constabulary power

Date: March 12, 2008

"An effective maritime regime that delineates constabulary roles and missions must use all, not just some, of the instruments of national power: diplomatic, informational, military, economic, financial, intelligence, and law enforcement.  It must also include dialogue and acting in concert with key stakeholders, such as:

• Friendly and allied nations, to promote common interests;
• Private-sector representatives and stakeholders, to protect and facilitate legitimate commerce and other economic activities; and
• Individuals, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations concerned about freedom of navigation."

That's a key assumption of a new and far-reaching report on America's maritime constabulary power co -edited by James Dolbow, a candidate for the MA in Statecraft and World Politics at The Institute of World Politics.  Mr. Dolbow and his colleagues at the Heritage Foundation have written an impressive paper detailing the US Navy's roles and missions, partnerships, and fleet structure as they relate to maintaining law and order at sea, upholding laws and treaties, and protecting national interests.

To read this report, please download it here:

Download file Dolbow maritime constabulary