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ANZUS and Asia – Part 1: Mahan, Midway and Modernity
August 01, 2015
ANZUS and Asia – Part 1: Mahan, Midway and Modernity
How central is Australia to the Asian regional order?
ANZUS and Asia – Part 1: Mahan, Midway and Modernity
Is China Bidding for the Heartland?
January 21, 2015
Is China Bidding for the Heartland?
Beijing doesn’t have to choose between land and sea predominance. It could have both.
Is China Bidding for the Heartland?
The Geopolitical Vision of Alfred Thayer Mahan
December 30, 2014
The Geopolitical Vision of Alfred Thayer Mahan
One hundred years later, the insights of the American strategist continue to have extraordinary relevance today.
The Geopolitical Vision of Alfred Thayer Mahan
Strategy and the Tyranny of Maxims
February 23, 2014
Strategy and the Tyranny of Maxims
Military strategists need the intellectual toolkits to use bumper-sticker precepts knowledgeably and nimbly.
Strategy and the Tyranny of Maxims
Does America Have Any Naval Strategists Anymore?
January 12, 2014
Does America Have Any Naval Strategists Anymore?
Our navy needs to think strategically about its return to history -- before history comes a-knocking.
Does America Have Any Naval Strategists Anymore?
Sea Power: The Battle for Innovation
December 26, 2013
Sea Power: The Battle for Innovation
Stasis is the enemy of competitive enterprises like sea power. But how to cultivate innovation?
Sea Power: The Battle for Innovation
Who is Air Power’s Alfred Thayer Mahan?
December 24, 2013
Who is Air Power’s Alfred Thayer Mahan?
Air Power is unique in not having a grand theorist on par with Clausewitz or Mahan.
Who is Air Power’s Alfred Thayer Mahan?
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love a German Arms Race
October 31, 2013
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love a German Arms Race
Halloween or not, The Naval Diplomat is not scared of a German arms race. Quite the opposite in fact.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love a German Arms Race
How the US Navy Handles Budget Cuts
October 03, 2013
How the US Navy Handles Budget Cuts
During the post-Civil War cuts, the Navy’s physical and intellectual capital declined. Not so in the interwar period.
How the US Navy Handles Budget Cuts
The Naval Diplomat's Top 10 Books About the Sea
September 30, 2013
The Naval Diplomat's Top 10 Books About the Sea
James Holmes gives us his top ten books on naval warfare and diplomacy.
The Naval Diplomat's Top 10 Books About the Sea
Debating Mahan in the 21st Century
August 26, 2013
Debating Mahan in the 21st Century
A new edited volume of Mahan’s work will hopefully revive a discussion on the naval theorist’s continued relevance.
Debating Mahan in the 21st Century
Strategy: The Art of Eliminating the Enemy’s Vote
August 21, 2013
Strategy: The Art of Eliminating the Enemy’s Vote
Properly done, military strategy is about preventing the enemy from voting early or often.
Strategy: The Art of Eliminating the Enemy’s Vote
Airsea Battle VS Offshore Control: Can the US Blockade China?
August 19, 2013
Airsea Battle VS Offshore Control: Can the US Blockade China?
To slay or strangle the dragon, that is the question. Do Mahan or Corbett have the answer?
Airsea Battle VS Offshore Control: Can the US Blockade China?
Alfred Thayer Mahan With Chinese Characteristics
August 01, 2013
Alfred Thayer Mahan With Chinese Characteristics
In pledging to make China a maritime power, Xi Jinping channeled his inner-Mahanism.
Alfred Thayer Mahan With Chinese Characteristics
Don’t Worry About China’s String of Pearls….Yet
July 09, 2013
Don’t Worry About China’s String of Pearls….Yet
China may have strategic designs in the Indian Ocean but bringing them to fruition will be tough.
Don’t Worry About China’s String of Pearls….Yet
The Real Source of American Power: Its Rivers
June 28, 2013
The Real Source of American Power: Its Rivers
Control of the high seas is important; control of internal rivers is imperative.
The Real Source of American Power: Its Rivers
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