Collaboration and Conflict on the Seven Seas
What do the shifting power relations at sea mean for the political world stage?
Channels are being dug to connect seas and artificial islands built while countries compete for access to the ports of island nations and for new routes across the melting North Pole. In Hydropolitics, Haroon Sheikh analyses the changing political dynamics of the world’s seas.
He describes the relationship between land and sea and between water and trade. He pays special attention to the role of the Netherlands and to the changing relationship between the US, a traditional naval force par excellence, and China, traditionally a land force.
By exposing historical patterns, Sheikh sheds light on new marine connections and dividing lines from a political, economic and philosophical perspective.