International Security & Foreign Policy

How Maritime Powers Defeat Land Powers that Build Fleets: Responding to China’s Naval Ambitions

Grant Year: 2021


Edward Luttwak will research and write a book exploring how the United States could develop a strategy to compete against China as Beijing develops its own naval capabilities. He will test the viability of a strategy based on “alliance strength,” which involves developing political and security relationships with China’s continental neighbors in order to draw Beijing’s resources away from sea power.

The Marathon Initiative International Security & Foreign Policy

$150,000