Introduction 1. Imperialism and Naval Power 2. The Russian Empire and the Navy at the Turn of the Century 3. Russian Naval Strategy between 1881 and 1893 4. Russian Naval Strategy at the Crossroads, 1894-1895 5. The Establishment of Far Eastern Primacy, 1896-1898 6. The Practicalities of Reinforcing the Pacific Ocean Squadron and the Emergence of New Challenges, 1898-1900 7. Alekseev's Operational Plan and Planning for the Future, 1901-1902 8. The End of the Game, 1903-1904 Conclusions
Nicholas Papastratigakis offers an integrated analysis of Russian naval strategy in the decade before this Russo-Japanese War, in which the Russians suffered catastrophic defeat. This book will be of enormous interest to scholars and students of naval, military, imperial and Russian history.
Dr Nicholas Papastratigakis undertook his research at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. He is an independent scholar based in Athens.