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Harry Kazianis

Harry Kazianis

He also holds a non-resident senior fellowship at the China Policy Institute: University of Nottingham and a non-resident fellowship at CSIS:PACNET in Hawaii. Previously he was Editor of The Diplomat.

China’s 10 Red Lines in the South China Sea
July 01, 2014
China’s 10 Red Lines in the South China Sea
With the publication of its latest map, China has declared “mapware” in the Western Pacific.
China’s 10 Red Lines in the South China Sea
China’s Oversized Aircraft Carrier Ambitions
June 20, 2014
China’s Oversized Aircraft Carrier Ambitions
Reports suggest China will have an indigenous carrier battle group within three years. Don't bet on it.
China’s Oversized Aircraft Carrier Ambitions
China and Japan’s Game of Chicken in the East China Sea
June 13, 2014
China and Japan’s Game of Chicken in the East China Sea
Close calls between Chinese and Japanese aircraft could eventually turn deadly.
China and Japan’s Game of Chicken in the East China Sea
China’s Underwater A2/AD Strategy
May 06, 2014
China’s Underwater A2/AD Strategy
New research suggests China is deploying a fixed ocean-floor acoustic arrays system for anti-submarine warfare.
China’s Underwater A2/AD Strategy
2 Ways Obama Can Strengthen the Pivot
April 22, 2014
2 Ways Obama Can Strengthen the Pivot
During Obama’s “great reassurance tour” in Asia this week, he should focus on the TPP and the status-quo.
2 Ways Obama Can Strengthen the Pivot
China Attempts Military Transparency… And Fails
April 08, 2014
China Attempts Military Transparency… And Fails
If the PLA wants to be transparent, giving Chuck Hagel a tour of its symbolic aircraft carrier won't cut it.
China Attempts Military Transparency… And Fails
5 Ways Russia’s Ukraine ‘Boomerang’ Could Strike Asia
March 12, 2014
5 Ways Russia’s Ukraine ‘Boomerang’ Could Strike Asia
Putin has warned that U.S. action over Ukraine would have a boomerang effect. Will the target be Asia?
5 Ways Russia’s Ukraine ‘Boomerang’ Could Strike Asia
From Ukraine With Love: 4 Lessons for Geopolitics
March 04, 2014
From Ukraine With Love: 4 Lessons for Geopolitics
Here are four lessons Asia watchers should learn from the events unfolding in the Ukraine.
From Ukraine With Love: 4 Lessons for Geopolitics
Unmanned Combat Aircraft System: Will It Ever Materialize?
March 04, 2014
Unmanned Combat Aircraft System: Will It Ever Materialize?
An unmanned combat aircraft system would enhance America’s Pacific posture. Still, we’re unlikely to ever see it.
Unmanned Combat Aircraft System: Will It Ever Materialize?
America and China’s Perception Problems
February 17, 2014
America and China’s Perception Problems
Around the world China is increasingly seen as the bully while the U.S. seems more and more irresolute.
America and China’s Perception Problems
Imagining China’s Military in 2020
January 31, 2014
Imagining China’s Military in 2020
Recent testimony forecasts what the People’s Liberation Army could look like in 2020.
Imagining China’s Military in 2020
Why to Ignore China’s Aircraft Carriers
January 28, 2014
Why to Ignore China’s Aircraft Carriers
A lot of Chinese hardware could challenge US primacy in the Pacific. Carriers are not among them.
Why to Ignore China’s Aircraft Carriers
Is US Pacific “Dominance” Up For Grabs?
January 22, 2014
Is US Pacific “Dominance” Up For Grabs?
Admiral Locklear rightly raised alarm bells over America’s traditional regional dominance. Are policymakers listening?
Is US Pacific “Dominance” Up For Grabs?
China’s North Korea Opportunity
January 07, 2014
China’s North Korea Opportunity
Will 2014 be the year that China finally reins in its dangerous neighbor in Pyongyang?
China’s North Korea Opportunity
Four Flashpoints to Watch in 2014
December 30, 2013
Four Flashpoints to Watch in 2014
After a tense 2013, don’t expect the Asia-Pacific to be any less fraught next year.
Four Flashpoints to Watch in 2014
Yes, America Does Have a “China Strategy”
December 20, 2013
Yes, America Does Have a “China Strategy”
It's not that the U.S. lacks a China strategy, it's just that few understand or like the plan.
Yes, America Does Have a “China Strategy”
China’s Unmanned Carrier-Based J-20 is a Pipedream (For Now)
December 12, 2013
China’s Unmanned Carrier-Based J-20 is a Pipedream (For Now)
For years to come an unmanned, carrier-based 5th generation stealth fighter will remain a fantasy in Beijing.
China’s Unmanned Carrier-Based J-20 is a Pipedream (For Now)
A South China Sea ADIZ: China’s Next Move
December 04, 2013
A South China Sea ADIZ: China’s Next Move
The East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone is just the beginning.
A South China Sea ADIZ: China’s Next Move
America’s Military at a Crossroads
December 04, 2013
America’s Military at a Crossroads
The U.S. military faces a 21st century identity crisis. But despite blanket spending cuts, it has options.
America’s Military at a Crossroads
China’s Game of Chicken in the East China Sea
November 27, 2013
China’s Game of Chicken in the East China Sea
Leading from behind at a time when tensions are only mounting would be a tragic mistake.
China’s Game of Chicken in the East China Sea
Why Would Russia Sell China Su-35 Fighter Jets?
November 19, 2013
Why Would Russia Sell China Su-35 Fighter Jets?
Given China’s history of stealing Russian defense technology, Moscow’s thinking is hard to understand.
Why Would Russia Sell China Su-35 Fighter Jets?
Air-Sea Battle 2.0: A Global A2/AD Response
November 14, 2013
Air-Sea Battle 2.0: A Global A2/AD Response
Air-Sea Battle has evolved much since its initial public unveiling. Its critics haven’t kept up.
Air-Sea Battle 2.0: A Global A2/AD Response
How Fake Missiles Pose Real Threats
November 07, 2013
How Fake Missiles Pose Real Threats
Experts say that North Korea’s missile mock-ups are advancing rapidly. The US and its allies should be alarmed.
How Fake Missiles Pose Real Threats
China’s Expanding Cabbage Strategy
October 29, 2013
China’s Expanding Cabbage Strategy
After pursuing a cabbage strategy in the South China Sea for years, could Beijing adopt this against Japan?
China’s Expanding Cabbage Strategy
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