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China’s Oversized Aircraft Carrier Ambitions
June 20, 2014
China’s Oversized Aircraft Carrier Ambitions
Reports suggest China will have an indigenous carrier battle group within three years. Don't bet on it.
China’s Oversized Aircraft Carrier Ambitions
The Political Utility of China’s A2/AD Challenge
March 19, 2014
The Political Utility of China’s A2/AD Challenge
Anti-Access/Area Denial is often seen purely in military terms. It’s much bigger than that.
The Political Utility of China’s A2/AD Challenge
How the Weak Win Wars: China Edition
February 15, 2014
How the Weak Win Wars: China Edition
The U.S. should not take too much solace in the fact that China’s defense spending lags behind its own.
How the Weak Win Wars: China Edition
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 Navy Aims for Transparency
February 05, 2013
China’s Navy Aims for Transparency
Many have complained China’s military lacks a certain degree of transparency in its operations. That could be changing.
China’s Navy Aims for Transparency
The Top 5 Navies of the Indo-Pacific
January 21, 2013
The Top 5 Navies of the Indo-Pacific
Naval power in the Indo-Pacific is certainly on the rise. Who will take the top spot?
The Top 5 Navies of the Indo-Pacific
The Master 'PLAN': China's New Guided Missile Destroyer
September 04, 2012
The Master 'PLAN': China's New Guided Missile Destroyer
China’s navy appears on the verge of creating a new class of warship. It could eventually alter the balance of naval power in the region.
The Master 'PLAN': China's New Guided Missile Destroyer
How China’s Jets Threaten Russia
December 13, 2010
How China’s Jets Threaten Russia
China’s suspected proclivity for copying weapons systems has made Russia wary of exporting its technology. Still, the Russians may one day end up with a taste for ‘Made in China’ hardware.
How China’s Jets Threaten Russia
An Assertive China the 'New Normal'?
November 24, 2010
An Assertive China the 'New Normal'?
Recent tensions between China and the West are likely a sign of things to come. Western policymakers will have to get used to it.
An Assertive China the 'New Normal'?
China Fears Spark Indo-US Courting
November 05, 2010
China Fears Spark Indo-US Courting
Defence co-operation between India and the United States is growing. But delays on two military deals could put the brakes on.
China Fears Spark Indo-US Courting
Understanding Asia-Pacific Sea Power
October 21, 2010
Understanding Asia-Pacific Sea Power
In this first in a series on the region’s navies, The Diplomat looks at how to measure naval power—including the US and China’s.
Understanding Asia-Pacific Sea Power
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