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Indian Prime Minister Visits Arunachal Pradesh, Drawing Chinese Criticism
February 21, 2015

Indian Prime Minister Visits Arunachal Pradesh, Drawing Chinese Criticism

By Ankit Panda
Plus, ISIS, public opinion in Myanmar, the Chinese military's weaknesses, aircraft carriers, and more. Weekend links.
The Truth About China's Aircraft Carriers: A Conversation With Greg Austin
February 20, 2015

The Truth About China's Aircraft Carriers: A Conversation With Greg Austin

By Ankit Panda
The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Dr. Greg Austin discuss China's aircraft carriers, naval strategy, U.S.-China cyber relations, and Australian national security.

What if China Never Acquired the Varyag?
January 23, 2015

What if China Never Acquired the Varyag?

By Robert Farley
China’s acquisition of the Varyag was contingent on a series of improbable events.

Solving the US Navy's Carrier Fleet Puzzle
January 16, 2015

Solving the US Navy's Carrier Fleet Puzzle

By Robert Farley
The United States' Navy still faces a vibrant debate on the future of its aircraft carriers and supercarriers.

Does the US Navy have 10 or 19 Aircraft Carriers?
April 17, 2014

Does the US Navy have 10 or 19 Aircraft Carriers?

By Robert Farley
The U.S. Navy operates 19 ships that could be called aircraft carriers, but only considers 10 to be actual carriers.
US Navy Faces Aircraft Carrier Cuts
January 29, 2014

US Navy Faces Aircraft Carrier Cuts

By Zachary Keck
Even as China moves to quadruple its carrier fleet, the US may reduce the number of carriers it fields and deploys.

Why China’s Carrier Program Makes (Some) Sense
January 27, 2014

Why China’s Carrier Program Makes (Some) Sense

By J. Michael Cole
China's interest in aircraft carriers is a strategic calculation based in the psychology of modern warfare.
What’s So New About America’s New Aircraft Carriers?
November 07, 2013

What’s So New About America’s New Aircraft Carriers?

Although the Ford-Class Carrier has transformational potential, it’s not as innovative as its predecessor was.

October 03, 2013

Iran Claims It Can Build Aircraft Carriers, Unmanned Subs

Plus, Russia is set to overtake the UK and Japan as third largest defense spender. Thursday defense links.

Aircraft Carriers or Not? Flattops in the Pacific
September 08, 2013

Aircraft Carriers or Not? Flattops in the Pacific

A number of countries are building amphibious ships with the potential to operate fixed-wing aircraft. Could an arms race ensue?

China Says it’s Building More Aircraft Carriers and Ballistic Missiles
September 04, 2013

China Says it’s Building More Aircraft Carriers and Ballistic Missiles

Plus, Japan’s Ground Self Defense Forces will participate in RIMPAC for 1st time. Wednesday defense links.

Why is the Global Times Celebrating India’s Aircraft Carrier?
August 23, 2013

Why is the Global Times Celebrating India’s Aircraft Carrier?

Plus, India lands a C-130J Super Hercules near its China border. Thursday defense links.

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