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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

China’s Naval Strategy: Mahanian Ends Through Maoist Means
June 21, 2013

China’s Naval Strategy: Mahanian Ends Through Maoist Means

The Naval Diplomat reviews how his 2010 book on China’s naval rise has stood the test of time.

George P. Brady: A Story of Valor
May 29, 2013

George P. Brady: A Story of Valor

The Naval Diplomat recounts the story of a veteran and Medal of Honor recipient from the Spanish-American War.

Airsea Battle With Chinese Characteristics
May 23, 2013

Airsea Battle With Chinese Characteristics

Beijing’s approach to seapower is remarkably similar to the U.S. Navy in the age of Mahan and Roosevelt.

The Geopolitics of Hawaii
May 20, 2013

The Geopolitics of Hawaii

They aren’t just about sun, fun, and ukuleles. The islands also hold great strategic importance.

May 07, 2013

China's Great India Folly

By reopening its territorial quarrel with India, China risks having to redirect resources from sea power back to land defense.

February 21, 2013

The Importance of Clear Writing

“Victory may go to the contestant who conveys ideas more fluently, not the one with superior ideas.”

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