Toshi Yoshihara is a professor in the Strategy and
Policy Department at the Naval War College. Previously, he was a
visiting professor in the Strategy Department at the Air War
College. Dr. Yoshihara holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of
Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
James R. Holmes is professor of strategy at the Naval War College and a faculty associate at the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs. A former U.S. Navy surface warfare officer, he earned a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
"This book provides good insights into the Chinese regime and
its approach to seapower as well as providing some solid thinking
about how best to respond over the period ahead to this challenge.
The book also provides a very useful perspective with regard to how
the Chinese approach seapower in a comprehensive way and provide an
understanding of how the Chinese are leveraging several elements of
seapower to augment their global position, rather than just
focusing on the capital ships which China has built and is
building." - Defense.info
"The renowned British geopolitical theorist Halford Mackinder wrote that great statesmanship requires `geographical capacity' and `an insight into the minds of other nations'.... American statesmen who want to develop these qualities to approach the 21st-century world should consult the new edition of Red Star Over the Pacific, written by Toshi Yoshihara of the US Centre for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, and James Holmes of the Naval War College in the state of Rhode Island. The book combines brilliant geopolitical insight, a careful review of Chinese naval writings, and a thorough knowledge of Chinese and American naval weapons systems, tactics and strategies - both historical and contemporary." - South Asia Morning Post
"Red Star Over the Pacific should be read and studied not just by American policymakers and the American public, but also by the statesmen and people of the Asia-Pacific region, including those in China." - Asian Review of Books