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Steven Stashwick

Steven Stashwick

Steven Stashwick is an independent writer and researcher based in New York City focused on East Asian security and maritime issues.

He spent ten years on active duty as a Naval Officer with tours in the Pentagon and at-sea based in Japan elsewhere the Pacific. He completed graduate study in International Relations at the University of Chicago, where he focused on the impact of international rules and naval diplomacy on security and conflict escalation. Still serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve, he writes in his private capacity and does not represent official positions of the U.S. government.

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Posts by Steven Stashwick
November 09, 2021

Growing Naval Imbalance Between Expanding Chinese and Aging US Fleets

By Steven Stashwick
A Pentagon report projects a 460-ship Chinese fleet by the 2030s.

September 28, 2021

Japan’s Kono Says He Supports Building Nuclear Submarines

By Steven Stashwick
The leading candidate to succeed Prime Minister Suga announced his support for building nuclear-powered subs, but acknowledged the challenges.
September 16, 2021

Week of Tit-for-Tat Missile Tests on Korean Peninsula

By Steven Stashwick
North and South Korea both test new missiles, including a new South Korean submarine-launched missile.

September 04, 2021

In a First, US Jets Will Fly Off a Japanese Warship This Fall

By Steven Stashwick
Marine Corps F-35B fighters will operate off Japan’s modified “helicopter destroyers.”

August 27, 2021

US Navy, Marines Conclude Giant Two-Ocean Exercise

By Steven Stashwick
Large Scale Exercise 2021 was a look at how the Navy might fight China and Russia at the same time.

August 06, 2021

Japan Confirms New Missile Deployments to Ryukyu Islands

By Steven Stashwick
Anti-air and anti-ship missiles will be sent to Ishigaki-jima in 2022.
July 30, 2021

US Navy Unveils Strategy for Autonomous Vehicles

By Steven Stashwick
AI-controlled unmanned craft can supplement flagging numbers in the U.S. fleet.

July 21, 2021

Britain to Keep 2 Warships Permanently in East Asia

By Steven Stashwick
The announcement comes as a U.K. strike group heads to region.

July 01, 2021

US Navy to Deploy 6 Littoral Combat Ships by Year End

By Steven Stashwick
The deployment will be a record for the long-troubled ship class.

June 15, 2021

US Navy’s Zumwalt Destroyers to Carry 12 Hypersonic Weapons in 2025

By Steven Stashwick
The 2022 U.S. Navy budget plans add details about hypersonic deployment.

June 11, 2021

Pentagon Completes China Policy Review

By Steven Stashwick
The internal assessment will inform ongoing strategy development.
June 03, 2021

Pentagon’s 2022 Budget Cuts Ships to Modernize

By Steven Stashwick
The U.S. Navy proposes to build fewer vessels and make more cuts in order to recapitalize the fleet.

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