A Clausewitzian View of NATO
September 10, 2014
A Clausewitzian View of NATO
Allies won't help defend nations that refuse to defend themselves.
A Clausewitzian View of NATO
Why We Must Defend UNCLOS
September 06, 2014
Why We Must Defend UNCLOS
Only by defending constitutions, laws and treaties are the only way for them to have meaning.
Why We Must Defend UNCLOS
China’s War on Maritime Law
September 04, 2014
China’s War on Maritime Law
China is using language to quietly redefine international maritime law.
China’s War on Maritime Law
Setting Naval Priorities
August 30, 2014
Setting Naval Priorities
The Naval Diplomat on the USS Saratoga, China's rogue pilots and setting naval priorities.
Setting Naval Priorities
Exposing China’s Provocations
August 28, 2014
Exposing China’s Provocations
U.S. and allied forces should film Chinese assertiveness and let the whole world see it firsthand.
Exposing China’s Provocations
Ulysses S. Grant’s East China Sea Diplomacy
August 09, 2014
Ulysses S. Grant’s East China Sea Diplomacy
While on a post-presidential trip to Asia, General Grant mediated Sino-Japanese talks over the Ryukyu Islands.
Ulysses S. Grant’s East China Sea Diplomacy
Why the Cowpens Saga Matters
August 07, 2014
Why the Cowpens Saga Matters
The Cowpens story is not only bizarre. It also undercuts the fleet's reputation, which undercuts its political utility.
Why the Cowpens Saga Matters
How the Coast Guard Evacuated Southern Manhattan on 9/11
August 01, 2014
How the Coast Guard Evacuated Southern Manhattan on 9/11
On 9/11, the U.S. Coast Guard evacuated nearly 500,000 people from Battery Park in southern Manhattan.
How the Coast Guard Evacuated Southern Manhattan on 9/11
The Naval Diplomat Turns 2
July 28, 2014
The Naval Diplomat Turns 2
Today marks the 2nd anniversary since the Naval Diplomat flung out an "opening salvo" to announce the arrival of these pixels.
The Naval Diplomat Turns 2
Why US Allies Shouldn’t Free Ride
July 26, 2014
Why US Allies Shouldn’t Free Ride
Apathy kills in alliance politics. U.S. allies should begin defending themselves if they want America to defend them.
Why US Allies Shouldn’t Free Ride
Lies, Damned Lies and Maps
July 24, 2014
Lies, Damned Lies and Maps
Cartography helps set the parameters within which debates over policy and strategy unfold.
Lies, Damned Lies and Maps
The Elements of US Maritime Strategy
July 17, 2014
The Elements of US Maritime Strategy
An all-encompassing U.S. maritime strategy must include all the armed forces—not just the navy, coast guard and marines.
The Elements of US Maritime Strategy
US Surrenders Naval Logistics Supremacy
July 14, 2014
US Surrenders Naval Logistics Supremacy
Without underway replenishment ships, America’s ability to project power in wartime will shrivel.
US Surrenders Naval Logistics Supremacy
History Wars: Scotland Edition
July 12, 2014
History Wars: Scotland Edition
Scotland’s bid for independence is being driven by primeval motives instead of rational interests.
History Wars: Scotland Edition
America’s War on WMDs
July 08, 2014
America’s War on WMDs
How to think about the fight to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
America’s War on WMDs
The Danger Zone in Naval Arms Races
July 03, 2014
The Danger Zone in Naval Arms Races
China’s naval advantages are wasting assets, giving Beijing ever more reason to seize the initiative.
The Danger Zone in Naval Arms Races
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