Naval Power: “The Fisher Model in the 21st Century”

A new article published by War on the Rocks considers the “Fisher Model” of naval influence, and its implications for maritime powers such as the US as they determine how to project power ashore in contested waters in the 21st century.

The Fisher Model derives from a concept designed by Admiral Sir John Fisher, who confronted the challenge of both i) protecting home waters and ii) policing the British Empire by developing a model of naval influence which sought to secure sea denial in core regions, and maintain maritime preponderance at the periphery.

From a US perspective, the author considers these ideas in the context of dynamic regions such as East Asia and the Black Sea, and concludes that Fisher’s two prongs of core and periphery strategic operations can work together in a mutually reinforcing way.

The full article is available below:

The Fisher Model in the 21st Century