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Taming Piracy's Wild West
January 26, 2011
Taming Piracy's Wild West
Merchant crews travelling in the waters off Somalia should consider arming themselves in the name of self-help.
Taming Piracy's Wild West
Building Navies Fast
January 24, 2011
Building Navies Fast
History shows that navies can be put together surprisingly quickly. China’s efforts shouldn’t be underestimated.
Building Navies Fast
Eyeing Nuclear Excellence
January 22, 2011
Eyeing Nuclear Excellence
Hu Jintao and Barack Obama have announced a new joint nuclear centre. Is this a major breakthrough?
Eyeing Nuclear Excellence
Islands as Pressure Points
January 19, 2011
Islands as Pressure Points
A range of competing interests complicates island territorial disputes between Japan, China and South Korea.
Islands as Pressure Points
January 18, 2011
Liu Huaqing, RIP
Adm. Liu Huaqing was a towering figure in China’s naval progress. But which school of thought will claim his ideas?
Liu Huaqing, RIP
Underestimating China
January 17, 2011
Underestimating China
US analysts and policymakers have been slow to appreciate the pace of China’s military progress. Is this changing?
Underestimating China
China's Nuclear Responsibility
January 14, 2011
China's Nuclear Responsibility
Chinese policymakers are right to take a cautious approach to the country’s rapidly developing nuclear industry.
China's Nuclear Responsibility
Navies in the Twilight Zone
January 13, 2011
Navies in the Twilight Zone
The firing of the captain of the USS Enterprise raises interesting questions about what’s OK behaviour in wartime.
Navies in the Twilight Zone
January 12, 2011
US-Japan Pow Wow on China
Japan’s Seiji Maehara gets a warm welcome in Washington. He’s always a popular man with defence hawks here.
US-Japan Pow Wow on China
India’s Big Defence Leap
January 11, 2011
India’s Big Defence Leap
India’s defence industry is celebrating operational clearance being granted to its indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft.
India’s Big Defence Leap
India’s Big Defence Leap
January 11, 2011
India’s Big Defence Leap
India’s defence industry is celebrating operational clearance being granted to its indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft.
India’s Big Defence Leap
January 08, 2011
Boys Toys vs. Geography
Does geography trump military hardware when trying to understand China’s naval potential?
Boys Toys vs. Geography
January 06, 2011
Garbage In, Garbage Out
Alfred Thayer Mahan is a towering figure in sea-power theory. It’s a shame no one can quote him properly.
Garbage In, Garbage Out
Happy Nuclear Year?
January 06, 2011
Happy Nuclear Year?
Can the world reconcile increasing demand for nuclear energy with its desire to prevent non-proliferation?
Happy Nuclear Year?
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