January 16, 2013
Counterinsurgency, Politics and War
“…the burden on the government is heavy, whereas the insurgent often gets off scot-free.”
January 14, 2013
Mahan, Bean-Counting and Ideas
Quantitative analysis is quite in vogue these days. However, there are many parts when it comes to strategic analysis.
January 11, 2013
A Complicated Narrative: The Korean War
The Korean War, fought after World War II as the Cold War began to take hold offers important lessons.
January 10, 2013
World War II: No Model for Contemporary U.S. Strategy
“If the United States wants to remain a balancer in Eurasia, better to do it from forward staging bases…”
January 07, 2013
The South China Sea: "Lake Beijing"
Shinzo Abe’s recent comments on the South China Sea sound ominous. The concept of a “lake” has been used before though.
January 03, 2013
The Commons: Beijing's "Blue National Soil"
“The commons must remain the commons, lest the system of liberal trade and commerce collapse…”
January 02, 2013
Move, Countermove in the Anti-Access Game
New technologies like unmanned surface ships could put a dent in some nation’s anti-access plans.
December 27, 2012
Hemingway's Naval Adventures
Literary figures have made a point of taking part in great events. They also remind us that there are many ways to organize navies.
December 24, 2012
A Higher Call: History with a Purpose
A new book asks a straight forward question: can decent men fight on both sides of a bad war?
December 21, 2012
Taiwan's East China Sea Peace Plan
President Ma has crafted a plan to solve the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands dispute. Could it work?
December 20, 2012
Small Navy, Strong Navy
Just because a smaller nation can’t deploy massive naval power does not mean it can’t be credible — or dangerous.
December 19, 2012
Daniel Inouye, R.I.P.
James Holmes remembers Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii.