Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search and Rescue: Cooperation in the South China Sea
March 11, 2014
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search and Rescue: Cooperation in the South China Sea
The search and rescue effort for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight showcases rare goodwill in the South China Sea.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search and Rescue: Cooperation in the South China Sea
'Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick’: What is Malaysia Playing At?
February 28, 2014
'Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick’: What is Malaysia Playing At?
Malaysia and China have had maritime run-ins with mixed results. What is Malaysia's endgame in the South China Sea?
'Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick’: What is Malaysia Playing At?
Global Space Spending Drops For First Time Since 1995
February 20, 2014
Global Space Spending Drops For First Time Since 1995
Also, China's Hongdu L-15 is back in production, USS Taylor runs aground, PLA soldiers getting too big. Links.
Global Space Spending Drops For First Time Since 1995
Tensions Set To Rise In The South China Sea
February 19, 2014
Tensions Set To Rise In The South China Sea
A series of recent events points to a declining state of stability and security in the South China Sea.
Tensions Set To Rise In The South China Sea
US Navy Faces Aircraft Carrier Cuts
January 29, 2014
US Navy Faces Aircraft Carrier Cuts
Even as China moves to quadruple its carrier fleet, the US may reduce the number of carriers it fields and deploys.
US Navy Faces Aircraft Carrier Cuts
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
Why China’s Carrier Program Makes (Some) Sense
January 27, 2014
Why China’s Carrier Program Makes (Some) Sense
China's interest in aircraft carriers is a strategic calculation based in the psychology of modern warfare.
Why China’s Carrier Program Makes (Some) Sense
China's Building Second Aircraft Carrier
January 20, 2014
China's Building Second Aircraft Carrier
A provincial party leader confirms China has begun construction on its second aircraft carrier.
China's Building Second Aircraft Carrier
Wishlist For A New Naval Cooperative Strategy
January 17, 2014
Wishlist For A New Naval Cooperative Strategy
The U.S. Navy will soon release an update to the Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower.
Wishlist For A New Naval Cooperative Strategy
US To Deploy More Troops To South Korea
January 11, 2014
US To Deploy More Troops To South Korea
Plus China's naval ambitions, Taiwanese anti-ship missiles, Robert Gates' memoirs, and nuclear security. Weekend links.
US To Deploy More Troops To South Korea
Blue Means Blue: China’s Naval Ambitions
January 07, 2014
Blue Means Blue: China’s Naval Ambitions
Numerous articles in Chinese state media suggest it has an ambitious agenda for its navy.
Blue Means Blue: China’s Naval Ambitions
3 Ways Mao Shaped Naval Warfare
December 27, 2013
3 Ways Mao Shaped Naval Warfare
While PLAN officers might not quote Mao anymore, their strategy bears his mark.
3 Ways Mao Shaped Naval Warfare
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)
China's Carrier-Based J-15 Begins Mass Production, Delivery
December 05, 2013
China's Carrier-Based J-15 Begins Mass Production, Delivery
China’s state media reports that its 4th generation multirole aircraft is being mass produced and delivered to the PLA.
China's Carrier-Based J-15 Begins Mass Production, Delivery
Credible Chinese Undersea Nuclear Deterrent is Imminent
November 13, 2013
Credible Chinese Undersea Nuclear Deterrent is Imminent
The PLAN’s Type 094 Jin-class submarines will be capable of delivering nuclear JL-2s.
Credible Chinese Undersea Nuclear Deterrent is Imminent
China’s Air Force Comes of Age
October 17, 2013
China’s Air Force Comes of Age
Long subordinate to the army, the PLAAF is gaining greater autonomy while still cooperating admirably with other services.
China’s Air Force Comes of Age
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