The National Interest reviews the novel Ghost Fleet, cowritten by Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow August Cole, which chronicles a hypothetical US war with Russia and China:
For a work of fiction, Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War by PW Singer and August Cole has been receiving more attention than usual from the defense analyst community.
It’s attention for all the right reasons. Clearly inspired by Tom Clancy’s classic Red Storm Rising, Ghost Fleet does an able job explaining why Russia and China would enter a war with the United States in the Pacific. Reading the first half of the novel will feel like reading a fictionalized version of a future trends report: nuclear terrorism, growing resource demands, financial crisis and major technological shifts all inter-play to realign the geopolitical scenery